Friday, September 1, 2006

Atmospheric Pollution and Economic Development (APD), formerly TAPs


Recent scientific work indicates potentially important economic and environmental synergies between air pollution control and the mitigation of greenhouse gases at different temporal and spatial scales. A systematic assessment of such synergies and their interactions with economic development could thus point the way towards effective and viable approaches for protecting the local and global atmosphere.

The Atmospheric Pollution and Economic Development program aims to employ IIASA's expertise in applied interdisciplinary research to develop innovative modelling tools to identify strategies to protect the local, regional and global atmosphere while imposing least burden on the economic development. IIASA's work will bring together geo-physical and economic aspects of pollution control into one assessment framework and implement it – together with a network of collaborators - for practical policy analyses in different regions of the world.