27 Jun '16, 2pm

IEA: 7% increase in total energy investment could cut premature deaths from air pollution in half by 2040

IEA: 7% increase in total energy investment could cut premature deaths from air pollution in half by 2040

IEA: 7% increase in total energy investment could cut premature deaths from air pollution in half by 2040 27 June 2016 A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts that energy policy choices backed by a 7% increase in total energy investment through 2040 could cut premature deaths from air pollution roughly in half by 2040. Under such a scenario, premature deaths from outdoor air pollution would decline by 1.7 million in 2040 compared with the report’s main scenario, and those from household pollution would fall by 1.6 million annually. The IEA World Energy Outlook (WEO) special report on Energy and Air Pollution highlights the links between energy, air pollution and health. The report, the IEA’s first in-depth analysis of air quality, identifies contributions the energy sector can make to curb poor air quality—the fourth-largest threat to human health...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/06/20160627-iea.html

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