The aim of this proposed project is the development of a computer-based model system to determine the bundle of air pollution control measures, that is capable of achieving compliance with air quality limit and target values (for emission, concentrations and deposition) for specific pollutants at least-costs. Furthermore, the model will be used to calculate benefits, i.e. avoided damage costs by implementing air pollution control measures, first in a physical way, and in a second step - as far as possible - in monetary terms. Thus, costs and benefits of different bundles of measures can be estimated and cost-benefit analysis can be applied. In addition, macroeconomic effects and distributional impacts of pollution control strategies are determined.
Modeling and assessment will be conducted at all necessary levels, from atmospheric dispersion modeling on European and urban scale to macroeconomic impact assessment of optimized control strategies for all relevant pollutants and the assessment of distributional effects and burden sharing issues.
Major milestones will be the completion of data collection after elapse 12 months and the availability of the full integrated modeling instrument after elapse 24 months. A final milestone will be the completion of the analysis and defining recommendations for policy deployment and implementation after elapse 36 months. Results from this project will be tools and methods to assess European air pollution control strategies their efficency to achieve air quality targets and impacts on economic indicators