Reports & Papers

The following is a list of project related reports, papers and briefing documents. In certain cases personal meeting notes and so forth are not available directly to download but can be provided on request to members of the project steering group.

Report #35

GAINS Abatement Cost Guide

  • Author: IMP Ireland team

Description: A synthesis of information relating to the estimation, handling and use of abatement cost variables in the GAINS model framework. This guidance document covers all sectors and all pollutants and represents the final installment of the first round of guidance documents.

(special request only)

Report #34

Non-Technical Measures I

  • Author: IMP Ireland team

A scoping report by the IMP team which considers the relevance of non-technical policy measures and how they might be better captured in the modelling-policy interface that informs climate and air policy in Europe.

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Report #33

Transboundary Emission Comparison No.1

  • Author: IMP Ireland team

A scoping report by the IMP team which considers the relevance of non-technical policy measures and how they might be better captured in the modelling-policy interface that informs climate and air policy in Europe.

(special request only)

Report #32

Greenhouse Gas Emission Comparison No.1

  • Author: IMP Ireland team

Description: An emission comparison file examining the GAINS Ireland GHG emission forecasts to 2020 in comparison with EPA forecasts. Both assessments based on common energy and agriculture data from 2009. Available to SG members on request.

(special request only)

Report #31

GAINS Mitigation Effort Calculator

  • Author: IMP Ireland team

Description: This brief offers a review by the team of the GAINS Mitigation Effort Calculator. The document describes the current operation of the system, runs a selection of scenarios, and identifies the expected future development and value of this tool.

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Report #29

Vehicle stock forecasting - Brief

  • Author: IMP Ireland team

Description: This brief examines the importance of fleet forecasting and reviews the current approach for national fleet forecast estimation. An alternative approach based upon a modified TREMOVE methodology is described. The piece concludes with recommendations for a more comprehensive review of integrated mileage, stock and energy forecasting work. This brief is only available on request to members of the steering group.

(special request only)

Report #28

Activity rebalancing - Brief

  • Author: IMP Ireland team

Description: This brief examines the concept behind activity rebalancing and the evidence base which would allow modifications of the relevant GAINS and COPERT parameters. The brief also includes results from a detailed test study and recommendations for the further development of this work. This brief is only available on request to members of the steering group.

(special request only)

Report #27

Adaptive Policy Mechanisms

  • Author: IMP Ireland team with Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency colleagues

Description: A preliminary discussion of adaptive and flexible options for environmental target setting in the context of transboundary air pollution. This piece was prepared and submitted to the European Commission, the Spanish presidency for discussion at the WGSR, and the Task Force on Integrated Assessment Modelling.

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Report #26

Flexibilities - An initial review of potential mechanisms for emission ceiling type regulation

  • Author: IMP Ireland team

A scoping report by the IMP team which considers the relevance of non-technical policy measures and how they might be better captured in the modelling-policy interface that informs climate and air policy in Europe.

(special request only)