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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-112

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

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Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law

Preferred Project Period:
5/10/10 - 8/20/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Linkages between Air Quality and Climate Change

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Climate, International and Multimedia Group

Project Overview:
As states, local agencies, and tribes move forward to develop and implement programs to improve air quality and address climate change, it is important to have a good understanding of the interactions among global climate, air quality, and regional climate. Tropospheric ozone, black carbon, and sulfates are strongly linked to both climate and air quality. Knowledge of linkages between climate and air quality will help develop effective programs to further improve air quality while also addressing impacts of these programs on climate change. The fellow selected for this project will design and implement a research project involving linkages between climate and air quality and related policy issues. Relevant policy questions that may be of interest include: (1) How might air quality management strategies be adapted in a changing climate? (2) What effects will air quality programs in the United States have on the climate? (3) What opportunities are there to devise and implement strategies that improve both climate and public health? (4) How can capacity for integrated climate and air quality assessments be improved (such as air quality, economic, health, and ecological), especially in light of differences in temporal and geographic scales between greenhouse gases and traditional air pollution? (5) What are the health and climate impacts of fine particle emissions from residential cook stoves and other emissions sources in developing countries? (6) What are the impacts on Arctic warming from black carbon and ozone precursor emissions in the U.S.?

The fellow will meet with experts across EPA (including in the Office of Air and Radiation and the Office of Research and Development), government, and experts in academia to gather relevant peer-reviewed data and literature and to conduct policy-relevant analysis.

Project Goals:
The fellow will gain critical insight into U.S. air pollution issues, linkages between climate and air quality (for example, science, economics, and policy), and potential policy implications.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will write and present a paper describing the research into the linkages between climate and air quality.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

Doug Grano
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Climate, International and Multimedia Group

Office Mission/Responsibility

The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards compiles and reviews air pollution data, develops regulations to limit and reduce air pollution, assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air pollution, makes information about air pollution available to the public, and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing it.

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