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Princeton University
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Wws 591e - Policy Workshop: Rural Energy Alternatives in India

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Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Graduate Program WWS 591e Policy Workshop Integrating Clean Air and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies in Future Environmental Policy A Focus on Black Carbon Fall Term 2008 Mondays 7 10pm Robertson Hall 014 Denise L Mauzerall Associate Professor Science Technology and Environmental Policy program Office 406 Robertson Hall Office Hours By appointment Telephone 609 258 2498 E mail mauzeral princeton edu INTRODUCTION CLIENT AND ASSIGNMENT Climate change is a global environmental issue which will have increasingly undesirable effects around the world in our lifetimes Air pollution is a local regional and hemispheric issue that has adverse impacts on public health agricultural yields and ecosystems In many cases the emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases GHG come from the same sources and addressing both together could have large co benefits However policies to address the issues are currently separate Integration of air quality and climate mitigation efforts will likely become a major issue in upcoming domestic legislative and policy debates The topic is also important internationally as developing countries which face worsening air quality might be engaged in efforts to address climate change if technology and policy options were available that addressed both issues simultaneously Black carbon BC is an aerosol particulate that is emitted in combustion processes It has a positive radiative forcing and hence contributes to climate warming Reductions in its emissions would provide a positive benefit to both human health and would help reduce climate warming This workshop will examine ways in which BC emissions can be reduced domestically and internationally and whether and how such reductions should be placed within domestic or international air quality and or climate agreements legislation regulations Our client is Mr Robert Brenner the Director of the Office of Policy Analysis and



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