The overall objective of this program is to develop and improve the scientific basis for air pollution policies on national and international scales. The program, led by IVL, has participants from nine organisations. Key research areas are integrated assessment modelling, emission scenarios and projections, health effects, short lived climate pollutants and ecosystems effects. Main stakeholders are the Swedish Government, the Swedish Environmental Agency, the Convention on Long Range Transport and the European Union and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
The research is foreseen to produce in the following practical results:
- Improved scientific knowledge on criteria and measures for the fulfilment of the national environmental objectives: clean air, reduced climate impact, zero eutrophication and natural acidification only.
- Tools for assessments of cost-effective measures for improved local air quality,
- New data on morbidity effects of air pollutants including population effects and cost estimates of morbidity,
- Abatement costs of emissions to the atmosphere from traffic, energy, industry and other national sectors, in relation to environmental and health benefits,
- Support to Swedish positions in international air pollution and climate negotiations including EU, CLRTAP, CCAC, Arctic council and UNFCCC,
- Improved knowledge on integrated assessment modelling and assessment studies.
The program is financed by Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the total budget of the program is 25 MSEK and it will run during 3 years, 2014-2016.