Title: Exploring trade-offs between air pollutants through an Integrated Assessment Model
Authors: CARNEVALE ClaudioFINZI GiovannaPEDERZOLI AnnaTURRINI EnricoVOLTA MarialuisaGUARISO GiorgioGIANFREDA RobertaMAFFEIS GiuseppeTHUNIS PhilippePISONI ENRICOMARKL-HUMMEL LiobaBLOND NadegeCLAPPIER Alain
Citation: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT vol. 481 p. 7-16
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC86704
ISSN: 0048-9697
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.016
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC86704
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.016
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: When designing air pollution reduction policies, regional decision makers face a limited budget, to choose the most efficient measures which will have impacts on several pollutants in different ways. RIAT+ is a regional integrated assessment tool that supports the policy maker in this selection of the optimal emission reduction technologies, to improve air quality at minimum costs. In this paper, this tool is formalized and applied to the specic case of a French region (Alsace), to illustrate how focusing on one single pollutant may exacerbate problems related to other pollutants, on top of conflicts related to budget allocation. In our case, results are shown for possible trade-offs between NO2 and O3 control policies. The paper suggests an approach to prioritize policy makers objectives when planning air pollution policies at regional scale.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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