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Air Quality Co-Benefits of Decarbonizing Maritime Shipping for Coastal Communities

By February 3, 2021No Comments

Principal investigator

Dr. Amanda Giang, University of British Columbia 


Cycle II, Early Career Faculty 

The International Maritime Organization (the global body responsible for regulating shipping) announced targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport. To what extent will achieving these goals also reduce emissions of harmful air pollutants and benefit the health of coastal and port communities in Canada? To answer this question, this project will develop an integrated modelling framework that links policy scenario analysis, emissions modelling, air quality modelling and health impact analysis. Investigators will apply this framework to assess potential health impacts for coastal and port regions of Canadian and global concern, including locations in the Arctic and British Columbia.