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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CONTACT DETAILS

Markus Amann

Program Director

Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

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PUBLICATIONS

Jo Y-J, Lee H-J, Jo H-Y, Woo J-H, Kim Y, Lee T, Heo G, Park S-M, et al. (2020). Changes in inorganic aerosol compositions over the Yellow Sea area from impact of Chinese emissions mitigation. Atmospheric Research 240: e104948. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.104948.

McDonnell TC, Reinds GJ, Wamelink GWW, Goedhart PW, Posch M , Sullivan TJ, & Clark CM (2020). Threshold effects of air pollution and climate change on understory plant communities at forested sites in the eastern United States. Environmental Pollution 262: e114351. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114351.

Agrawala S, Amann M, Binimelis de Raga G, Borgford-Parnell N, Brauer M, Clark H, Emberson L, Haines A, et al. (2020). Call for comments: climate and clean air responses to covid-19. International Journal of Public Health DOI:10.1007/s00038-020-01394-3. (In Press)

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