This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications that advance the fields of economic and integrated assessment modeling of various kinds of air pollution. Specifically, this notice solicits proposals to improve modeling of the intersection of economics, energy, and the environment, by convening meetings of global expert modelers and sponsoring modeling studies and comparisons.
This is a new funding opportunity. EPA seeks applications from eligible entities interested in advancing the field of energy economics and integrated assessment through a regular series of model intercomparison studies of the emissions of atmospheric pollutants, and approaches to mitigating emissions and atmospheric pollutants’ impacts.
Entities interested in this funding opportunity should submit applications that include an overview of prospective economic and integrated assessment studies of atmospheric emissions, mitigation and impacts. Applications should include specific potential topics for study, including the structure, composition, and expected timing of collaborations. The successful cooperative agreement recipient should have sufficient experience and recognition within the community of practitioners in the field to convene participation of leading international energy, economic, and integrated assessment modelers. Applications should address the prospects for involving participants and plans for doing so. Provisions should be made for members of the study community to review their respective work and approaches, and to learn from each other as they compare their modeling work with those of their peers. These economic and integrated assessment studies may be short term efforts or may involve years of modeling and comparison. Results of the studies will provide a basis for understanding the models themselves, but also serve to highlight insights from the models of the various issues related to emissions and mitigation. These study results will be made public, through dissemination by internet and, when appropriate, through the publication of journal articles.
Deadline: Sep. 6, 2019