European Consortium for Modelling of Air Pollution and Climate Strategies

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Tackling Air Pollution and Climate Change

There are important interactions and potentially large economic synergies between climate and air quality strategies and the objectives of EU social and economic policies.

Model analyses, based on latest scientific findings and validated data, can provide valuable information on the design of (cost-)effective strategies that meet multiple policy objectives.

A consortium of leading scientific institutions has developed a toolbox of well established modelling tools to explore the synergies and interactions between climate change, air quality and other policy objectives.

The EC4MACS toolbox is now ready for scientific and economic analyses to inform the revision of the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution in 2013 and the European Climate Change Programme on climate strategies beyond 2012. The EC4MACS toolbox informs about the costs and benefits of the various policy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to further improve air quality in the European Union while maximizing the benefits to EU energy, transport and agricultural policies.

This web site informs about the model toolbox, it provides access to policy analysis reports, to model documentation and to input data.