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Title: Benefits of clean air : a case study from India
Authors: Gupta, Usha
Bellamy, Rufus
Keywords: AIR POLLUTION
HEALTH HAZARDS
ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS
SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
POLLUTION CONTROL
KANPUR
INDIA
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: SANDEE, Kathmandu, NP
Series/Report no.: SANDEE policy brief / South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; no. 16-06
Abstract: In cities across South Asia, air pollution is fast becoming a critical problem. As vehicle congestion gets worse, industrialization expands, and energy use soars, air quality in urban centres is reaching potentially hazardous levels. This is producing a wide range of social and environmental problems, particularly with regard to people’s health. This, in turn, is placing a significant economic burden on individuals and society in general, in terms of health costs and loss of economic productivity. Improving air quality calls for a wide-range of responses, many of which can be costly and therefore difficult to politically administer. To ensure that air clean-up policies are cost-effective and have the necessary political backing, it is vital that accurate information is available on the potential economic benefits of pollution.
Description: This policy brief is based on SANDEE working paper no. 17-06, "Valuation of urban air pollution : a case study of Kanpur city in India"
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/38937
Project Number: 102580
Project Title: South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
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2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
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