Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Abt Associates developed the Trade and Environment Assessment Model (TEAM) as a screening-level tool to support EPA assessments of environmental flows associated with trade agreements and other macro and/or sector-level economic events, including changing patterns of domestic production independent of trade agreements.
The website provides some background on TEAM and a download of the model. For more information about TEAM, please contact Isabelle Morin.
The objective of the TEAM framework is to provide a comprehensive and consistent framework for analyzing environmental effects in a range of pollutant or resource use categories (e.g., Criteria and Hazardous Air Pollutant emissions, direct and indirect water pollutant discharges, energy use, greenhouse gases emissions). The model relates economic activity specified by geographical unit (e.g., state) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sector to emissions/resource use attributed to these same activities.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.