Industry activities and infrastructure systems in the transportation, energy, and buildings sectors produce a variety of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and air pollutants that can lead to a wide range of adverse health impacts and contribute to climate change. Projects with the potential to reduce emissions of GHGs and pollutants can offer health benefits in the communities where they are implemented due to the reduction of emissions of these pollutants.
This report serves as a resource for energy and climate policymakers to reference in order to better understand and identify the health co-benefits associated with low-carbon infrastructure projects in buildings, transportation, and energy sectors. This report identifies potential health impacts of exposure to pollution from these three emitting sectors for the following sources of air, water and noise pollution:
Overall, the report identified the following key findings:
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