Economic loss of India to air pollution: ‘’Towards a pollution free planet’’ report
India had the highest share of welfare costs (or a loss of income from labour), of about $220 billion (about ₹1.4 trillion), in South and South-East Asia — of a combined total of $380 billion from mortality due to air pollution, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The global mortality costs from outdoor air pollution are projected to rise to about $25 trillion by 2060 in the absence of more stringent measures.
At regional and national scale, China’s welfare costs from mortality were the highest at nearly $1 trillion followed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries with a combined total of $730 billion, the report added quoting a 2016 projection by the OECD.
Report published by: UNEP- United Nations Environment Programme
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