Socio-economic analysis of environmental policies implementation

NILU Polska participates in scientific projects financed by European Commission regarding long-term projections of pollution emissions and assessment of ambient air management programs.

Knowledge about future levels of air pollution is one of fundamental information in analysis of environmental strategies. Therefore national emissions of selected pollutants in main economic sectors are projected. NILU Polska has experience in preparation of mercury, heavy metals, dioxins, PCB and greenhouse gases emissions scenarios.

Emission reduction scenarios describe combination of methods expected for particular industrial processes in relevant period. Estimated emission reduction results from implementation of current legislation – European and international (base scenarios) and emerging techniques (alternative scenarios). Then projected emissions are used in models of air pollution dispersion for estimation of air quality changes. Analysis of costs for scenarios implementation and health benefits from improvement of ambient air quality is final result of works.

Selected references:

MERCYMS – An integrated approach to assess the Mercury cycling in the Mediterranean basin; 2002-2004;

ESPREME – Estimation of willingness-to-pay to reduce the risk of exposure to heavy metals and cost benefit analysis for reducing heavy metals occurrence in Europe; 2004-2007;

DROPS – Development of macro and sectoral economic models aiming to evaluate the role of public health externalities on society; 2005-2008;

SCENARIOS – Development of methodologies for future scenarios of environmental change on the local, regional and global scale; 2004;

SECMERPOL – Study on the socio-economic costs of continuing the status-quo of mercury pollution; 2008;

UNEPCBA-PL – Assessment of potential cost and benefits associated with reduction of mercury emission from major sources; 2008;

HEIMTSA – Health and Environment Integrated Methodology and Toolbox for Scenario Assessment; 2007-2011;

MERCPOL – Cost-benefit analysis of mercury emission reduction in Poland for human health and environment; 2009-2010.


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Norwegian Institute for Air Resaerch


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