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Quantification of air quality co–benefits from climate change mitigation measures

Publication date:  April 2008
Publication reference number:  CR 38

This technical report examines a range of possible measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and assesses potential co-benefits and co-costs through changed public health effects and costs through changed air pollution emissions. The analysis puts a dollar value on air pollution emissions from activities producing CO2 (other greenhouses gases have little or no air quality impacts). It focuses on how energy use in three main sectors – domestic, vehicle, and industry – affects health costs in New Zealand.