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Climate policies trade-offs

Health effects of a global carbon price

Reducing greenhouse gases can benefit air quality and health overall, but the magnitude and distribution of these benefits remain uncertain. Now a study shows that while air quality gains from carbon policies are widespread, some regions could see pollution increases.

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Fig. 1: Potential trajectories of non-climate impacts to 2100 under the same carbon pricing policy.


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Selin, N.E. Health effects of a global carbon price. Nat Sustain 6, 1035–1036 (2023).

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