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Greenpeace Analysis Of Cost To The Economy Due To Air Pollution

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  • February 22, 2021
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Greenpeace Analysis Of Cost To The Economy Due To Air Pollution

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Environment; Economy

In news

  • Greenpeace Southeast Asia recently carried out analysis of cost to the economy due to air pollution.
  • According to the report, Air pollution claimed approximately 54,000 lives in Delhi in 2020. 

Key takeaways 

  • Six Indian cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Lucknow — feature in the global analysis.
  • Globally, approximately 1,60,000 deaths have been attributed to PM (particulate matter) 2.5 air pollution. 
  • These deaths have occurred in the five most populous cities — Delhi, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo.
  • The ‘Cost Estimator’ tool was used for the study. 
  • It is an online tool that estimates the real-time health impact and economic cost from fine PM 2.5 air pollution in major world cities. 

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