19 September 2018 - 24 September 2018

Training workshop on the GAINS model for the "Jing-Jin-Ji+" region of China

Scientists from the AIR program will conduct a training workshop for Chinese collaborators on the dedicated version of the GAINS model developed for use within the World Bank's Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) program in the Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin region.

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The ‘Technical Cooperation and International Policy Exchange on Air Quality Management’ under the China Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) program of the World Bank aims to support the development of air quality management plans for Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin as well as the surrounding parts of Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Henan and Shandong (the Jing-Jin-Ji+ region, JJJ+). For this purpose, staff from the China Research Academy and Environmental Sciences institute (CRAES) will use IIASA’s GAINS model to explore cost-effective emission control strategies that improve air quality in the JJJ+ region at least cost.

For this project CRAES will implement, host and operate the GAINS (database and web) software for the JJJ+ region at the CRAES premises. Their scientific team, in cooperation with collaborators from the relevant provinces, will collect and implement relevant data and conduct the cost-effectiveness analyses. IIASA provides technical support and assistance on software aspects, database and scientific issues, and will help the Chinese partners in the overall model application in order to ensure development of a full-scale air quality management plan.

A training workshop, organised and hosted by IIASA, will enable local air quality managers/experts from the seven JJJ+ provinces to operate the JJJ+ version of the GAINS model. During the workshop IIASA staff will introduce the methodology, interface and calculation routines of the model, and assist in hands-on training. In particular, participants will be familiarized with the various databases in the GAINS model, the sources of relevant data, how information can be uploaded to the database, and how the model can be operated in order to assess the cost-effectiveness of alternative emission control strategies. As an outcome, local experts should understand the steps involved in the collection of appropriate input data at the prefecture level, the upload to the GAINS JJJ+ database, and simple policy analyses.

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Last edited: 17 September 2018


Zbigniew Klimont

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Pollution Management Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

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