Pollutants and non-GHG forcing agents - AIM-CGE

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Model Documentation - AIM-CGE
Corresponding documentation
Model information
Institution National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Concept General Equilibrium

with technology explicit modules in power sectors

Solution method Solving a mixed complementarity problem
Anticipation Myopic

Air pollution implications are derived with the help of the GAINS (Greenhouse gas–Air pollution INteractions and Synergies) model which allows for the development of cost-effective emission control strategies to meet environmental objectives on climate, human health and ecosystem impacts until 2030. These impacts are considered in a multi-pollutant context, quantifying the contributions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3), non-methane volatile organic compounds (VOC), and primary emissions of particulate matter (PM), including fine and coarse PM as well as carbonaceous particles (BC, OC). The results of such scenarios are used as input to global IAM frameworks to characterize air pollution trajectories associated with various long-term energy developments.