The purpose of the current project, financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, is further exploring advantages of regionalization in integrated assessment modelling and promoting more active use of EMEP and GAINS Russia models in the Russian Federation. Analysis of air pollutant emissions, environmental and health effects and abatement costs at the regional level is intended to provide a reliable scientific ground for air policy-makers and to facilitate developing internal Russian air pollution abatement strategies and assessment of the ambition levels within international agreements. In particular, the project includes analysis of scenarios reflecting potential emission reduction efforts within the Gothenburg protocol, and assessment of black carbon emission trends and possible abatement measures.
The project is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Climate and Air Pollution Group. The project will facilitate for Nordic countries fulfilling their obligations under international commitments on air quality such as the Gothenburg protocol and EU Directives.
Project partners: JSC SRI Atmosphere (Russian Federation), IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA).
Project period: March 2015 – December 2017.
Guidance on GAINS application (pdf, 2.4 MB) model in the state environmental management system of the Russian Federation (Russian; English version is under development)
Guidance document on Critical Load assessments (in Russian) (pdf, 790.3 kB)