Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR)

Around the world, AIR's systems approach is framing new policies that maximize co-benefits between air quality management, greenhouse gas mitigation and other policy priorities.

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There are important interactions between climate and air quality strategies, and development, economic and social policy objectives. However, maximizing the potential co-benefits from these - well-documented - interactions poses a host of complex  challenges to decision makers. 

AIR supports decision makers in devising smart solutions that deliver tangible benefits to diverse groups in society through innovative methodologies that bring together relevant insights from recent research on geo-physical, economic and social aspects of pollution control. In particular, AIR pioneers strategic research into a wide range of links between local air pollution and other policy objectives:

These research topics are addressed through specific projects, usually in close collaboration with partners that form a large international and multi-disciplinary scientific network.

Outcomes of the AIR project include:


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Last edited: 15 July 2020

CONTACT DETAILS

Markus Amann

Program Director

Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

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PUBLICATIONS

Wamelink GWW, Mol-Dijkstra JP, Reinds GJ, Voogd JC, Bonten LTC, Posch M , Hennekens SM, & de Vries W (2020). Prediction of plant species occurrence as affected by nitrogen deposition and climate change on a European scale. Environmental Pollution 266: e115257. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115257.

Ringkjob H-K, Haugan PM, Seljom P, Lind A, Wagner F , & Mesfun S (2020). Short-term solar and wind variability in long-term energy system models - A European case study. Energy 209: e118377. DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2020.118377.

Theurl MC, Lauk C, Kalt G, Mayer A, Kaltenegger K , Morais TG, Teixira RFM, Domingos T, et al. (2020). Food systems in a zero-deforestation world: Dietary change is more important than intensification for climate targets in 2050. Science of the Total Environment 735: e139353. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139353.

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