IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s Research Programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. The YSSP provides a unique opportunity for participants to
Further details about the YSSP and information on submitting an application are available at IIASA's YSSP web pages.
Economic and environmental synergies exist between air pollution control and mitigation of global warming. These synergies differ between countries and over timescales. Their systematic assessment could point the way towards effective and viable approaches for protecting the local, regional and global atmosphere while maintaining economic prosperity.
The Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program analyses strategies to protect the local, regional and global atmosphere, human health and the environment while imposing least burden on economic development. IIASA’s work brings together engineering, geo-physical and economic aspects of pollution control into one integrated assessment framework.
Together with a network of international collaborators we work on the whole impact pathway chain from emissions over atmospheric interaction, transmission, deposition and exposure to impacts on human health, the natural environment and the climate. Our key tool is the GAINS model that has been used for policy applications in Europe, Asia and other world regions.
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