Greenpeace Analysis Of Cost To The Economy Due To Air Pollution
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Environment; Economy
- 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.
- 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.