Atmospheric Science Seminar: "Health Impacts of Climate Change and Climate Policy due to Air Pollution"

Presented by: Rebecca Saari, University of Waterloo

Abstract:
Climate change is one of the greatest global health challenges we currently face, but addressing it can be costly. This talk will assess the public health risks resulting from climate change's effects on air pollution. It will discuss integrated methods to trace costs to health-related benefits, including various approaches to assess changing atmospheric composition (from global chemical transport modeling to reduced form techniques). It will explore how the design of climate policy affects its costs and health-related benefits. It will examine the  distribution of these impacts across jurisdictions and socioeconomic strata. It will present evidence that greater cooperation - across jurisdictions and sectors - yields health benefits that can exceed policy costs.

Category

Atmospheric Science Seminars

Time

Location

Dunn 101