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Analysis of the air quality impacts of potential CCC scenarios - AQ0951

Description
Defra wish to consider the air quality implications of a range of potential measures included in contrasting scenarios developed in the context of climate change policy. A preliminary draft scenario has been provided indicating the types of measures to be considered within the energy, industrial, domestic, transport and agricultural sectors.
Objective
This study will derive the emissions of air quality pollutants from sources affected by different measures within the specified scenarios over the period 2010 to 2030. It will then use the RAPID (Rapid Air Pollution Impact Diagnostics) tool, to combine these time series of emissions with environmental impact factors derived as source footprints per unit emission of each pollutant from the full UK integrated assessment model, UKIAM. The resulting estimates of population exposure to primary and secondary pollutant concentrations will be provided to Defra for use in assessing environmental damage costs and comparison of overall scenarios. Additional information will also be available on the implications for budgets of sulphur and nitrogen across the UK in the context of acidification and eutrophication, and protection of ecosystems. In addition some full runs with the UKIAM model will be undertaken to map exceedance of critical loads, and illustrate the improvement in ecosystem protection with respect to eutrophication, for some hypothetical scenarios outlined with respect to the agriculture sector.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2013

Cost: £24,500
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Imperial College Consultants Ltd (IC Consultants Ltd)
Keywords
Air Pollution              
Biodiversity              
Climate Change              
Fields of Study
Air Quality