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 Abstract

  Summary Report for the Workshop on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Air Quality Decision Making (EPA/600/R-08/042) March 2008

Over the past few decades, air quality planners have forecasted future air pollution levels based on information about changing emissions from stationary and mobile sources, population trends, transportation demand, natural sources of emissions, and other pressures on air quality. However, our future climate will likely differ from present conditions and that climate change can affect both emissions sources and atmospheric fate and transport processes that determine air pollution levels. To develop an understanding of the highest-priority science questions regarding adaptation and the effects of climate change on air quality, EPA held a "Workshop on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Air Quality Decision Making." This report documents the discussions at the workshop, which was intended to (1) determine the highest-priority needs with respect to decision support for climate change adaptation and (2) identify which ORD research initiatives and products will be most useful in addressing the stakeholders' needs.

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