Activities for 2015

In 2015 as part of an IIASA cross-cutting project the Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases (MAG) Program will enhance the description of social heterogeneity of air pollution impacts and mitigation strategies, especially in developing countries.

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The project, in collaboration with the World Population (POP), Energy (ENE), and Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) programs, should facilitate new insights into who is causing pollution, who will suffer from the impacts, and on whom the burden of emission controls will fall.

In addition, MAG will explore the potential role for air pollution control strategies in long-term transformational pathways. Air pollution control offers the advantage that benefits of actions are felt immediately and at the local scale, while there are important interactions and potential synergies with transformational strategies. MAG work will attempt to identify specific policy interventions, at the local/national scale and for the near-term, that would result in co-benefits for global and long-term transformational strategies.

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Last edited: 26 March 2015

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