The Economic Benefits of Air Quality Improvements in Arctic Council Countries
The Arctic is a vital region that helps preserve the balance of the global climate.
The Arctic environment is particularly sensitive to short-lived climate pollutants,
including black carbon, due to their strong warming effect. With ambitious policy
action to reduce air pollutants, Arctic Council countries would obtain a positive
effect on health and the environment throughout their territory, while also helping
to slow down climate change by reducing emissions of black carbon. This report calls
for ambitious policy action to reduce air pollution in Arctic Council countries, highlighting
the environmental, health, and economic benefits from policy action.
Available from April 28, 2021