464 pages, 25 col & 144 b/w illus
The Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) collates over 20 computer simulation models for development and analysis of policy in fields such as climate change mitigation, air pollution abatement, and ecosystem preservation. This first book in a series on the development of AIM focuses on climate change issues and the evaluation of policy options to stabilize the global climate. It presents an overview of the models developed to date, their structure, and the results and analyses presented to policymakers and researchers at the levels of individual Asian countries, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world at large.
I. Introduction and Overview: 1. AIM Modeling: Overview and Major Findings.- II. Global Modeling and Application: 2. Long-term Scenarios based on AIM Model. 3. Potential Impacts of Global Climate Change. 4. Cost Analysis of Mitigation Policies.- III. Regional and Country Modeling: 5. Application of AIM/Enduse Model to China. 6. Application of AIM/Local Model to India using Area and Large Point Sources. 7. Methodology for Exploring Co-benefits of CO2 and SO2 Mitigation Policies in India using AIM/Enduse Model. 8. Application of AIM/Enduse Model to Korea. 9. Application of AIM/Enduse to Vietnam: A Study on Effects of CO2 Emission Reduction Targets. 10. Application of AIM/Enduse Model to Japan. 11. AIM/Material Model. 12. Impact and Adaptation Assessment at a National Scale: Case Studies on Water in China. 13. AIM/Trend: Policy Interface. 14. AIM/Common Database: A Tool for ALM Family Linkage.- IV. Manual: A Guide to AIM/Enduse model: 1. AIM/Enduse: An Overview. 2. Theoretical Formulation of AIM/Enduse. 3. Methodology for Data Preparation. 4. Illustration of AIM-India. 5. Illustration of AIM-Japan.- Appendix.
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