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Special Issue "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions and Health Co-benefits"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 1809

Special Issue Editors

Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: benefit cost analysis; evaluation of non-market goods; evaluation of environmental policy; health impact analysis; consumer economics; spatial econometrics analysis
The Center for Green Economy, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: cost-benefit analysis; economic impact analysis; productivity and efficiency measurement; non-market evaluation; GHGs-related policy analysis
Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City 251301, Taiwan
Interests: ecological engineering; cost-benefit analysis; wetland management; greenhouse gas management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The emissions of greenhouses gases (GHGs) are a universal problem, now and for the foreseeable future. Many countries have already set targets to reduce GHGs in order to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. The reduction targets could be set for a country as a whole or for specific sectors. All kinds of policies or technologies have been proposed and developed to achieve the determined goals. The evaluation and the measurement for all mitigation efforts have been conducted. Mitigation co-benefits resulting from all climate actions are as equally important as benefits arisen by GHG emissions reductions. The co-benefits, however, are often ignored when the benefits of GHG emissions reductions are evaluated. Among these, health co-benefits are of the utmost concern and can easily be appreciated by people, depending on their experiences. Monetized health co-benefits are specific, concrete, and essential outcomes to gauge whether allotting mitigation resources is efficient.

This Special Issue welcomes studies related to the evaluation of health co-benefits from all kinds of GHG emissions mitigation actions. The mitigation actions can take place for region, for country as a whole, or for a specific sector, such as agriculture, construction, all types of industries and manufactures, road/aviation transportation, or the energy sector. The evaluation of health co-benefits can be traced to the source of health capital that each country possesses and the impact pathway that air pollutants and damage to health follow. Studies falling under this scope are welcome. Mitigation actions could take place across countries and/or in a prospective time, such as the mid-century (2050), to achieve anticipated outcomes. This Special Issues looks forward to sharing the evaluation of health co-benefits as a result of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Prof. Dr. Pei-Ing Wu
Dr. Je-Liang Liou
Dr. Ta-Ken Huang
Guest Editors

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  • agriculture GHG emissions and health co-benefits
  • air pollutants and health damage
  • building GHG emissions and health co-benefits
  • electric vehicles and health co-benefits
  • energy GHG emissions and health co-benefits
  • governance of transboundary GHG emissions and health co-benefits
  • human health capital and welfare
  • industrial GHG emissions and health co-benefits
  • land use, land-use change and forest and health co-benefits
  • net-zero GHG emissions and health co-benefits
  • response measures of GHG mitigation and health co-benefits
  • transport GHG emissions and health co-benefits

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24 pages, 2690 KiB  
Evaluation of Benefits and Health Co-Benefits of GHG Reduction for Taiwan’s Industrial Sector under a Carbon Charge in 2023–2030
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(22), 15385; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192215385 - 21 Nov 2022
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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the monetary GHG reduction benefits and health co-benefits for the industrial sector under the imposition of a carbon charge in Taiwan. The evaluation proceeds from 2023–2030 for different rates of carbon charge for the GHGs [...] Read more.
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the monetary GHG reduction benefits and health co-benefits for the industrial sector under the imposition of a carbon charge in Taiwan. The evaluation proceeds from 2023–2030 for different rates of carbon charge for the GHGs by a model of “Taiwan Economic Input Output Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Value” constructed in this study. It is innovative in the literature to simulate the benefits of GHG reductions and health co-benefits of air pollutions for the industrial sector under the imposition of a carbon charge comprehensively. The results consistently show benefits whether the charge is imposed on the scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions or on the scope 1 emissions only. The health co-benefits are on average about 5 times those of GHG reductions benefits in 2023–2030. The average total benefits with the summation of GHG reduction benefits and health co-benefits are 821.9 million US dollars and 975.1 US million US dollars per year, respectively. However, both the GHG reduction benefits and health co-benefits are consistently increasing at a decreasing rate in 2023–2030. The increased multiple for the rate of the carbon charge is higher than the increased multiple of the total benefits and this result shows that the increase of the carbon charge becomes less effective. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Is it the Godsend or amelioration of air pollution for the change on patients’ emergency visits with acute bronchitis in the COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan?
Authorship: Yi-Chun Lin 1 and Yu-Ning Chien 2*
Affiliations: 1 School of Public Health, College of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; 2 Master Program of Big Data Analysis in Biomedicine, College of Medicine Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan


Title: People’s Knowledge, Attitude, and Marine Environmental-Friendly Behavior of Climate Change under Multiple Environmental Values
Authorship: Shou-Lin Yang 1*
Affiliations: 1 Department of Logistics Management, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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