The Integrated Environmental Strategies Handbook: A Resource Guide for Air Quality Planning

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This handbook describes the U.S. EPA’s Integrated EnvironmentalStrategies (IES) Program approach. The IES approach enables local researchers to quantify the collateral benefits that could be derived from implementing policy, technology, and infrastructure measures to reduce air pollutants and GHG emissions



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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

Approach

This handbook is designed to help inform both technical and nontechnical audiences about IES–how the process works and the types of results that can be achieved. It also explains how IES results can be quantified, compared, and disseminated and how these results can be translated into specific policy recommendations and incorporated into a country’s planning processes.


When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Social

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Economic

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Environmental

Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

This handbook introduces the reader to EPA's Integrated Environmental Strategies program and its implementation, as well as planning and team building strategies. The book focuses on a few types of technical analysis and modeling: energy and emissions, air quality, health effects, policy, and economic valuation.



How to Use This Tool

Level of Expertise
Simple

Key Inputs

N/A



Case Studies

Examples of how The Integrated Environmental Strategies Handbook: A Resource Guide for Air Quality Planning has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:

The IES approach was used in eight countries in the program: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Korea. The Guidebook describes 4 case studies in detail, including Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Shanghai, China; and South Korea.





References

  1.  "EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency). 2004. The Integrated Environmental Strategies Handbook. EPA430-B-04-006. Washington, DC. Office of Air and Radiation."