Pallav Purohit, Markus Amann, Gregor Kiesewetter, Peter Rafaj, Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Poonam Nagar Koti, Zbigniew Klimont, Jens Borken-Kleefeld, Adriana Gómez Sanabria, Wolfgang Schöpp, Robert Sander
December 2019 | Clean Air
Suggested Citation: Purohit, Pallav, Markus Amann, Gregor Kiesewetter, Peter Rafaj, Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Hem H. Dholakia, Poonam Nagar Koti, Zbigniew Klimont, Jens Borken-Kleefeld, Adriana Gomez-Sanabria, Wolfgang Schöpp, Robert Sander. 2019. “Mitigation pathways towards national ambient air quality standards in India.” Environment International,, Vol 133, Part A, 105147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105147
This study explores pathways towards achieving the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in India in the context of the dynamics of social and economic development. To conduct such an assessment, it employs a multi-disciplinary scientific framework consisting of two well-established scientific modelling tools. 1) The Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) model that investigates the socio-economic drivers of pollution, with particular emphasis on the energy sector. 2) The Gas-Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model to assess the effectiveness of policy interventions on population exposure and health impacts. Further, it analyses India's air quality in the current situation, the macroeconomic trends driving future evolution, the likely effects on air quality for the current policies, and the scope for intervention measures.
Source: Author's analysis