The GAINS model is being used to compare GHG mitigation potentials and costs across Annex I Parties to the UNFCCC Convention on Climate Change.
The approach includes all six gases that are included in the Kyoto Protocol (i.e., CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6) and covers all anthropogenic sources that are included in the emission reporting of Annex I Parties to the UNFCCC. As an extension of IIASA's Greenhouse gas - Air pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model, the analysis also quantifies implication of GHG mitigation strategies on air pollution.
The methodology of the GAINS approach is documented in these reports:
All input data that are used for estimating GHG mitigation potentials and costs can be extracted from the on-line version of the GAINS model for all Annex I countries. Data can be displayed and downloaded into Excel work sheets.
A step-by-step tutorial is available to guide the user through some basic applications of the GAINS model.
Last edited: 29 April 2017
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