These aspects are combined in exploration of strategies aimed at attainment of targets for improved environmental protection. Such modelling plays an important role in development of international agreements and European legislation to combat pollution and climate change.
In parallel with European scale modelling by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) at the Centre for Integrated Assessment Modelling(CIAM), there are now related modelling activities at a national level in several countries, bringing additional expertise on different aspects.
The purpose of this network is to bring these activities together and encourage collaboration. Membership of the network is open to those engaged in these activities related to the work programme of the UNECE under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution.