Cost of Excess Air Pollution in China and Its Cross-provincial Distribution: Focusing on the Health Effects

Department: Urban Planning and Design
Research Centre: Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning

Principal Investigator: Kyung-Min Nam
Source of Funding: ECS

Introduction

China is notorious for its excess air pollution.

Even conservative estimates of the economic costs associated with excess particulate matter (PM10) pollution range 4-6% of China’s historic gross domestic product (GDP), depending on time periods.

Research Questions in This Project:

  • How large is the cost of excess air pollution in China, if a broader loss category, often neglected in existing studies, is considered?
  • How does the cost differ by province?

Objectives

Develop an integrated pollution-health effects assessment tool that reflects China’s cross-provincial heterogeneity.

Apply the tool to the analysis of multiple policy scenarios and answer the questions.

 

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE