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The Cost of Pollution in China

The Cost of Pollution in China

Economic Estimates of Physical Damage.

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Published by World Bank .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL18432956M
ISBN 100821372092
ISBN 109780821372098
OCLC/WorldCa166368190

China began its rise to a modern global economic power in the s, but never once had any strong, well-enforced environmental regulations until As unregulated factory and automobile use increased, China’s rates of pollution quickly surpassed that of the United . Outdoor air pollution kills more than 3 million people across the world every year, and causes health problems from asthma to heart disease for many more. This is costing societies very large amounts in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health. Based on extensive new epidemiological evidence since the Global Burden of Disease study, and OECD estimates of the Value of Statistical.

Given that China hosts one-fifth of the world's population and is a key contributor to global air pollution (Kaiman, ), The beneficiaries of developing reliable and precise health cost accounting methodologies for China's air pollution will not be restricted to Chinese policy-makers, but also researchers who are interested in air pollution Cited by: 9. In , the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning determined that air pollution was responsible for , premature deaths across China. 3 The Olympic Summer Games in Beijing was the catalyst leading to many new policies to address air pollution. Emergency measures were enacted depending on the pollution levels, but the most Author: Kylienne A. Clark, Travis R. Shaul, Brian H. Lower.

  For China, the study provides a "very direct monetary, or energy incentive for battling air pollution," according to Sweerts. But he also notes that the health effects of air pollution, which cost the country $ trillion in welfare losses in , are still the best arguments for improving air : Kate Wheeling.   The study estimated that the cost of corrosion in China was approximately billion RMB (~ billion USD), representing about % of the gross domestic by:


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The Cost of Pollution in China Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cost of pollution in China: economic estimates of physical damages (English) Abstract. In recent decades, China has achieved rapid economic growth, industrialization, and urbanization.

Annual increases in GDP of 8 to 9 percent have lifted some million people out of dire poverty. Between andChina moved up from a rank of th.

This book estimates the physical and economic cost of air and water pollution in China as reflected in the burden of mortality and morbidity associated with environmental pollution, pollution-exacerbated water scarcity, wastewater irrigation, fisheries loss, crop loss, and material published:   A ir pollution costs the global economy more than $5 trillion annually in welfare costs, with the most devastating damage occurring in the developing world, according to a new World Bank report.

Clearing the Air is essential for anyone seriously interested in China's environment. Well researched and well written, the book documents what is known – and not known – about air pollution damage in China.

Despite its serious theme, it optimistically concludes that it is possible to reduce air pollution at an insignificant cost to economic growth. COST OF POLLUTION IN CHINA ECONOMIC ESTIMATES OF PHYSICAL DAMAGES CONFERENCE EDITION THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA The Cost of Pollution in China book OF POLLUTION IN CHINA THE WORLD BANK THE WORLD BANK The State Environmental Protection Administration Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, BeijingP.

China Tel: 86 (10) Fax: 86 (10) File Size: 4MB. Estimation of pollution in China, using perception. Result of survey about air pollution, water pollution, greens and parks satisfaction, light and noise pollution, etc.

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light.

Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring ion is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution.

Book 1: Clearing the Air A multi-component assessment by a Harvard and Tsinghua collaborative team integrates studies to estimate and compare the national health damages of.

Get this from a library. Pollution charges, community pressure, and abatement cost of industrial pollution in China. [Hua Wang; World Bank. Development Research Group. Environment and Infrastructure.] -- Community pressure may be as strong an incentive for industrial.

An interdisciplinary, quantitative assessment of the health and economic costs of air pollution in China, and of market-based policies to build environmental protection into economic development. China's historic economic expansion is driven by fossil fuels, which increase its emissions of both local air pollutants and greenhouse gases Format: Hardcover.

We have noted that the cost of air pollution in China has been estimated at percent of GDP. Applying that figure to China’s GDP of $8, trillion dollars inthe year on which we base much of our analysis, implies that reducing air pollution in China to levels considered acceptable by WHO would yield annual benefits of $ billion.

Four Years After Declaring War on Pollution, China Is Winning Research gives estimates on the longer lives that are now possible in the country.

A smoggy day in Shanghai in Author: Michael Greenstone. Cost benefits, hum WOW where to begin. Water pollution causes cancer, chemical & medical pollution cause MAJOR DISRUPTIONS the all life. Air pollution causes cancer, lung diseases, lose of crops, damage to physical surfaces like building, plants.

About three-quarters (76%) of people in China say air pollution is a big problem, including 35% who regard it as a very big problem, according to the spring global survey from Pew Research. Economic growth is an inevitable requirement, but it need not be at the cost of health. To tackle pollution, there should be public awareness about its consequences, adequate pollution-linked Author: Prakash Nelliyat.

The cost of air pollution in China Published: Feb. 4, at a.m. ET By. Phani Kumar Comments. Thick smog hanging over cities may pressure governments to act. Health Impacts of Road Transport Outdoor air pollution kills more than 3 million people across the world every year, and causes health problems from asthma to heart disease for many more.

This is costing societies very large amounts in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health. Environmental policies before China’s economic reform a brief history 2.

For many years before China’s reform of the economic system inpollution was a so-called nonissue in China [].For example, only a few regulatory standards (largely oriented to occupational health) based on Soviet practice were promulgated in and revised in but were almost ineffective [].Author: Ying Li, Ke Chen.

The immense growth of the People's Republic of China since the s has resulted in increased soil pollution. [citation needed] The State Environmental Protection Administration believes it to be a threat to the environment, food safety and sustainable agriculture.

38, square miles (, km 2) of China's cultivated land have been polluted, with contaminated water being used to irrigate. In The Economics of Air Pollution in China, leading Chinese economist Ma Jun makes the case that the trade-off between growth and environment is not inevitable.

In his ambitious proposal to tackle severe air pollution and drastically reduce the level of so-called PM particles—microscopic pollutants that lodge deeply in lungs—Ma Jun.

The costs of ambient air pollution in China and India are also high: USD trillion in China in USD trillion in India. The share of road transport here is less than 50%, but still a very large burden.

12 The cost of air pollutionFile Size: 1MB.China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection calculates estimates the cost of pollution at around trillion RMB ($ billion), or roughly percent of GDP, according to figures.

Due.A groundbreaking U.S.–Chinese inquiry into the effects of recent air pollution controls and prospective carbon taxes on China's economy and environment. China's carbon dioxide emissions now outstrip those of other countries and its domestic air quality is severely degraded, especially in urban areas.

Its sheer size and its growing, fossil-fuel-powered economy mean that China's economic and.