Research highlights health benefits of CO2 reductions
Policies that tackle climate change as well as poor air quality can lead to cost savings up to 10 times the cost of implementing them, according to a study by US researchers and published in the journal Nature Climate Change.Researchers compared the health benefits with the costs of putting into effect three climate policies. Introducing rigid fuel-efficiency requirements for vehicles is the most expensive, costing more
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