Title: A multi-model assessment of the co-benefits of climate mitigation for global air quality
Authors: RAO SHILPAKLIMONT ZBIGNIEWLEITAO ALEXANDRE JOANARIAHI KEYWANVAN DINGENEN RITAALELUIA REIS LARACALVIN KATHERINEDENTENER FRANCISCUSDROUET LAURENTFUJIMORI SHINICHIROHARMSEN J.H. MATHIJSLUDERER GUNNARHEYES CHRISSTREFLER JESSICATAVONI MASSIMOVAN VUUREN DETLEF
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS vol. 11 no. 12 p. 124013
Publisher: IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC98807
ISSN: 1748-9326
URI: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/124013/meta
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC98807
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/124013
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We present a model comparison study that combines multiple integrated assessment models with a reduced-form global air quality model to assess the potential co-benefits of global climate mitigation policies in relation to the World Health Organization (WHO) goals on air quality and health. We include in our assessment, a range of alternative assumptions on the implementation of current and planned pollution control policies. The resulting air pollution emission ranges significantly extend those in the Representative Concentration Pathways. Climate mitigation policies complement current efforts on air pollution control through technology and fuel transformations in the energy system. A combination of stringent policies on air pollution control and climate change mitigation results in 40% of the global population exposed to PM levels below the WHO air quality guideline; with the largest improvements estimated for India, China, and Middle East. Our results stress the importance of integrated multisector policy approaches to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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