ENERGY TRANSITIONS, AIR POLLUTION AND HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA

Grant number: 1116412 | Funding period: 2017 - 2022

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Abstract

Emissions from burning biomass (including fossil fuels) are major features of our environment and are the 4th leading global risk factor for premature death. As countries shift their patterns of energy use in response to global warming, new challenges are emerging. Understanding this is crucial to our ability to maintain health and stability in uncertain times. This CRE will examine the health consequences of (1) fossil fuel combustion, (2) landscape fires and (3) alternatives to fossil fuels.