GAINS ASIA: Scenarios for cost-effective control of air pollution and greenhouse gases in India

Purohit, P. ORCID:, Amann, M. ORCID:, Mathur, R., Gupta, I., Marwah, S., Verma, V., Bertok, I., Borken-Kleefeld, J. ORCID:, et al. (2010). GAINS ASIA: Scenarios for cost-effective control of air pollution and greenhouse gases in India. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria (November 2010)

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There is growing recognition that a comprehensive and combined analysis of air pollution and climate change could reveal important synergies of emission control measures. Insight into the multiple benefits of measures could make emission controls economically more viable, both in industrialized and developing countries. However, while scientific understanding on many individual aspects of air pollution and climate change has considerably increased in the last years, little attention has been paid to a holistic analysis of the interactions between both problems.

The Greenhouse gas - Air pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model has been developed as a tool to identify emission control strategies that maximize synergies between the control of local air quality and the mitigation of greenhouse emissions. GAINS investigates how specific mitigation measures simultaneously influence different pollutants that threaten human health via the exposure of fine particles and ground-level ozone, damage natural vegetation and crops, contribute to climate change.

In recent years the GAINS model has been implemented for India in collaboration between the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). This report presents a first analysis conducted with the GAINS model that highlights how strategies to control local air quality could be designed in such a way that co-benefits on greenhouse gas mitigation could be maximized.

Item Type: Other
Research Programs: Atmospheric Pollution (APD)
Bibliographic Reference: IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria (November 2010)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:21

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