Health

Breathing in the Benefits: How an accelerated coal phase-out can reduce health impacts and costs for Albertans.

While the Government of Alberta announced its intention to phase out coal by 2030, a shut-down schedule has yet to be unveiled. An accelerated phase-out in a stepwise fashion, as proposed by the Pembina Institute, could avoid approximately an additional 600 premature deaths, 500 emergency room visits, and nearly $3 billion in socio-economic value of avoided health outcomes between 2015 and 2035.

Burden of Disease Attributable to Coal-Burning and Other Major Sources of Air Pollution in China

The following report provides the first comprehensive assessment of current and predicted occurrences of disease that can be attributed to the burning of coal and other major sources of air pollution in China at the national and provincial levels. It describes the objectives, methods, and results of the GBD MAPS analysis for China and its provinces.