Human Well-being and the Macro-economic Effects of Investing in Cleaner Air in India

Amann M (2012). Human Well-being and the Macro-economic Effects of Investing in Cleaner Air in India. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.

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Abstract

By bringing together work of two IIASA programs, we develop a more holistic insight into the impacts of environmental investments on human well-being. We link IIASA’s GAINS (greenhouse gas – air pollution interactions and synergies) model with the SEDIM model that explores the impacts of human capital on economic growth. We find that that environmental investments into air pollution control in developing countries have only very small net impacts on economic growth as improved health conditions will increase labour force and productivity. If measured with the Human Development Index, the large increase in longevity outweighs the small decreases in per-capita GDP.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference
Research Programs: Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG)
Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 13:04
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 10:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12202

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