Air Pollution

IEA report on energy and air pollution – Clean air scenario

  1. Clean air scenario, involving three key areas of stronger action
  2. First, set an ambitious long-term WHO-benchmarked air quality goal
  3. Second, a clean AIR strategy for the energy sector: Avoid pollutant emissions, Innovate to reduce pollution abatement costs and Reduce emissions
  4. Third, it calls for effective monitoring, enforcement, evaluation and communication using reliable data
  5. The scenario could cut down PM2.5 emissions by almost 80% relative to the existing policies scenario, NOx emissions by half and SO2 emissions by 70%
  6. This will also lower average life expectancy loss by 8 months compared to the existing policy scenario and cut premature deaths linked to outdoor and household air pollution

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