Following the Paris Agreement, the challenge for many countries will be to translate their mitigation ambition into effective domestic action. The Ambition to Action project offers analytical support to governments in partner countries to accelerate the development and implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The project focuses on sector level policies and plans, primarily through articulation of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of mitigation policy.






Ambition to Action



AIRPOLIM-ES (Air Pollution Impact Model for Electricity Supply)

The AIRPOLIM-ES is an accessible, Excel-based tool that estimates the health impacts of air pollution from different sources of electricity generation and other fuel combustion that can be applied in multiple countries. The first version of the model focuses on air pollution caused by electricity generation from coal- and gas-fired power plants. It calculates the impacts on mortality (premature deaths and years of life lost) from four adulthood diseases: lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic heart disease and stroke, all of whose prevalence is increased with the intake of pollution. The tool can be used to compare the magnitude of health impacts under different scenarios across both existing and planned plants.

EIM-ES (Economic Impact Model for Electricity Supply)

The EIM-ES is a transparent, Excel-based tool that estimates the domestic employment impacts of investments in the electricity supply sector within a country to aid policy decision makers. The model covers all relevant electricity generation technologies – both low carbon and fossil fuel-based plants – in order to provide an assessment of employment creation under different future pathways for the development of the electricity sector. It also provides information on wider economic indicators such as investment requirements, economic value added and trade. The tool has been used to compare the magnitude of employment and other economic impacts under a range of scenarios in Argentina and South Africa with analysis ongoing in a number of additional countries (Kenya, Indonesia, Thailand, Mongolia).

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