Zbigniew Klimont

Research Group Leader
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Zbigniew Klimont is a Research Group Leader of the Pollution Management group in the Energy, Climate and Environment program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He is also the head of the Centre for Integrated Assessment Modeleling (CIAM) under the UNECE LRTAP Convention. He has a degree in environmental engineering and has been working on the development and assessment of regional and global emissions of various air pollutants and the mid-term scenarios. Zbigniew leads the development of GAINS modules to estimate emissions and control costs of reducing emissions of several pollutants.

IIASA’s integrated assessment framework GAINS (Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies) explores the synergies and trade-offs between the control of local and regional air pollution and the mitigation of global greenhouse gas emissions. GAINS has been also used in assessment of short-lived climate forces (SLCF) mitigation potential and contribution to development of air pollution storylines for the Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSP) used in the IPCC work and beyond. Zbigniew has authored and co-authored over a 140 peer reviewed papers, was a contributing author to the IPCC WGI AR5, a lead author of the IPPC WGI AR6 and a contributing author to WGIII, and was appointed as a member of Editorial Board of the IPCC Emission Factor Database for 4 years (2021-2024).


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Interactions Between Urban and Rural Air Pollution in Asia 17 November 2023 Slides Environment, Urban Development
Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of Coordinated Environmental and Climate Policies in Asia 17 November 2023 Slides Environment, Urban Development