Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation depend on strategic power plant retirements and pollution controls


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 29 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01216-1

Climate mitigation policies often provide health co-benefits. Analysis of individual power plants under future climate–energy policy scenarios shows reducing air pollution-related deaths does not automatically align with emission reduction policies and that policy design needs to consider public health.