Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Local Air Quality and Climate Policy: Valuing Ancillary Benefits When the Debate is about Minimizing Costs

While air quality co-benefits have been prominently portrayed as a hedge against uncertainty in climate policy, this assessment finds that full inclusion of co-benefits depends on — rather than substitutes for — better valuation of climate damages.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2009-024 has been published in Environmental Research Letters under the title "Implications of Incorporating Air-Quality Benefits into Climate Change Policymaking."
  • Author(s): Gregory F. Nemet, T. Holloway and P. Meier