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The value of air quality standards: Review and update of cost benefit analysis of National Environmental Standards on Air Quality

Publication date:  October 2009
Publication reference number:  CR 89

This report, prepared by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), updates the cost-benefit analysis of the National Environmental Standards (NES) on Air Quality undertaken in 2004.

This updated cost-benefit analysis retains the structure of the 2004 analysis but updates it in light of new information. The update is not a retrospective analysis of implementation to date, but rather a forward looking analysis covering the period 2008-2020.