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Health-related benefits of air quality improvement from coal control in China: Evidence from the Jing-Jin-Ji region

Research paper by Dong Sun, Jing Fang, Jingqi Sun

Indexed on: 11 Oct '16Published on: 04 Oct '16Published in: Resources, Conservation and Recycling



Abstract

The excessive coal consumption plays an important role in the city haze in the Jing-Jin-Ji region. In this study, we evaluate health benefits resulting from coal control and air pollutants abatement in the Jing-Jin-Ji region employing the dose-response function. The estimation of total valuation has a range of 366.64–810.48 billion RMB for the whole region from 2015 to 2025 and the coal contribution to the economic benefits of air pollution mitigation is more than 50%. The considerable economic value of benefits makes it more attractive for the government to set stringent pollutants reduction target and the results are strong enough to provide air pollution control policy guidance.

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