Special Issue "The Co-design of Co-benefit Solutions to Air Pollution, Climate Change and Public Health Challenges: Building Models That Matter"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 July 2023) | Viewed by 2759
Interests: co-benefits; atmospheric governance; Sustainable Development Goals; sustainability transitions
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Interests: air pollutant emission inventories; environmental policy; co-benefits; mitigation; short-lived climate forcers
Interests: co-benefits; mitigation scenarios; sustainable development pathways; air pollutants and short-lived climate forcers
Not only do many air pollution and climate challenges frequently have common drivers, but their emissions often come from the same sources. A growing body of research has identified technological and behavioral changes that can limit the harmful emissions emanating from these shared drivers and sources. The multiple benefits or co-benefits resulting from these interventions have gained more attention as policymakers have sought cost-effective solutions to climate, air quality, and public health concerns in recent years. One of the reasons driving this rising interest is the increasing usability of models that quantify the magnitude of co-benefits. The accuracy of modeling estimates as well as the degree to which they capture the design and implementation of different policies in diverse contexts have also led to greater use techniques involving emissions inventories, scenario development, and benefit estimation. However, if co-benefits are to feature consistently in policymaking processes, more multi- and transboundary research is required on ensuring that co-benefits models matter to decision makers at different levels of decision making. This Special Issue is seeking contributors who can not only present the policy implications of co-benefits models but also shed much-needed light on how researchers can co-design models that matter to policymakers. Particular interest will be placed on papers that discuss efforts to co-design co-benefits solutions as well as those incorporating social and institutional dimensions of feasibility into scenarios and modeling assumptions.
Dr. Eric Zusman
Dr. Zbigniew Klimont
Dr. Tatsuya Hanaoka
Manuscript Submission Information
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- air quality and climate co-benefits
- mitigation opportunities and limitations
- policy implementation
- modeling co-benefits at different scales