A major policy-relevant finding from TNT’s systemic approach to technology innovation is the need for policy integration, and its significant benefits, as shown from integrative work in a number of policy domains.
An important paper resulting from TNT, ENE, and ASA collaborative research was published in the journal Climatic Change . With its multicriteria optimization perspective, the paper develops an improved methodology to demonstrate the significant synergies and co-benefits from policy integration of minimizing air pollution impacts on human health and energy security, while addressing climate change concerns.
In 2013 TNT and ASA also jointly developed a research proposal which was accepted by the new IIASA Methodology Forum. This new collaboration with ASA will draw on TNT’s previous agent-based modeling work by Tieju Ma, and is scheduled to begin in 2014.
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT) Program developed a new regionally disaggregated model which will be a major policy basis for international climate cooperation. More
 McCollum DL, Krey V, Riahi K, Kolp P, Grubler A, Makowski M, Nakicenovic N (2013). Climate policies can help resolve energy security and air pollution challenges. Climate Change 119(2) 479-94.
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