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Raes et al. 2011

Raes, F., D. Shindell, V. Ramanathan, and J. Kuylenstierra, 2011: Introducing the assessment. In Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone. United Nations Environment Programme and World Meteorological Organization, pp. 1-11.

Limiting anthropogenic climate change and improving air quality are two of the most important environmental challenges facing humankind. It is increasingly recognized that, although changes in air quality and climate typically occur on different temporal and spatial scales, many aspects of these issues are closely linked. In particular, many of the emissions that lead to degraded air quality also contribute to climate change, while many potential measures to mitigate climate change affect emissions of air pollutants.

Strategies to deal with either challenge would improve human well-being directly through impacts on health, fresh water and food supply, with obvious impacts on the economy. They will also affect climate change in both the near term and the long term. When considering strategies to avoid climate change and improve air quality there is a need to assess the impacts on both, and try to identify synergies (win-win) and avoid trade-offs (win-lose). In general, a single strategy that addresses a wider range of pollutants and a multitude of impacts is likely to be more costeffective.

This Assessment focuses on measures to reduce emissions that lead to the formation of ozone in the lower part of the atmosphere (tropospheric ozone, O3) and black carbon-containing aerosol particles (black carbon, BC). These control measures are put in the context of climate policies leading to reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).

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BibTeX Citation

@inbook{ra01700e,
  author={Raes, F. and Shindell, D. and Ramanathan, V. and Kuylenstierra, J.},
  title={Introducing the assessment},
  booktitle={Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone},
  year={2011},
  pages={1--11},
  publisher={United Nations Environment Programme and World Meteorological Organization},
}

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