The economic consequences of air pollution policies in Arctic Council countries
A sectoral analysis
This report quantifies the environmental, health and economic consequences of policy
action on air pollution in Arctic Council countries, with a focus on sectoral differences.
The report takes a modelling approach and compares a baseline scenario that reflects
current legislation, with a policy scenario in which the best available techniques
to reduce emissions are deployed in all emitting sectors. The report highlights that
benefits from air quality improvements can be obtained when considering emission reductions
throughout the economy, and not just in the sectors that are targeted more often,
such as industry and transport. The results presented in the report also highlight
the need for country-specific policy strategies that take into account the current
levels of policy stringency, the sectoral contributions to air pollution, and the
need for sectoral investment in new technologies, which also vary by country.
Published on March 20, 2023
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