Projecting future nitrogen pathways and their impacts: the GLOBIOM-GAINS framework

Global scenario families such as SSP/RCP developed for climate scenarios can be used to assess future environmental impact of reactive nitrogen.

Taking advantage of a nitrogen specific scenario framework, the partial equilibrium model GLOBIOM has been coupled to GAINS, a pollution and impact model to provide quantified projections of future reactive nitrogen pollution. Results allow to assess, globally, but in a resolution of individual cities, the impact of nitrogen pollution, specifically on human health. This allows to distinguish the effects of different climate scenarios, and separately informs about efficiency of air pollution measures.