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The Economic Benefits of Air Quality Improvements in Arctic Council Countries

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The Arctic is a vital region that helps preserve the balance of the global climate. The Arctic environment is particularly sensitive to short-lived climate pollutants, including black carbon, due to their strong warming effect. With ambitious policy action to reduce air pollutants, Arctic Council countries would obtain a positive effect on health and the environment throughout their territory, while also helping to slow down climate change by reducing emissions of black carbon. This report calls for ambitious policy action to reduce air pollution in Arctic Council countries, highlighting the environmental, health, and economic benefits from policy action.

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Projected welfare improvements from avoided mortality in Arctic Council countries

USD per capita, 2017 PPP exchange rates, difference between MTFR-AC and CLE scenarios

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