Cleaning Pakistan’s Air: Policy Options to Address the Cost of Outdoor Air Pollution

By: Javaid Afzal & Akiko Nakagawa and Asif Shuja Khan (

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Air pollution in Pakistan’s urban centers is among the most severe in the world. Every year, it results in more than 20 thousand premature deaths among adults and in almost five million cases of illnesses among young children in Pakistan. In addition, urban air pollution affects the quality of life and the economy and environment of Pakistan. Despite its severity, urban air pollution has not received the necessary attention of policy makers and is seldom covered by the media. Cleaning Pakistan’s Air: Policy Options to Address the Cost of Outdoor Air Pollution Abatement advocates that Pakistan allocate resources for interventions that can significantly improve air quality. This report details a broad spectrum of research on Pakistan’s air pollution challenges and identifies a comprehensive set of steps to improve air quality. The authors’ research underpins the conclusions that addressing Pakistan’s urban air pollution requires coordinated interventions to strengthen air quality management, build agencies’ institutional capacity, bolster the environmental legal and regulatory framework, implement policy reforms and investment, and fill knowledge gaps. Recognizing that Pakistan’s policy makers face major obstacles and can pursue only a few strategic interventions at the same time, the research also provides a framework to prioritize the actions that will bring about the largest improvements in air quality. This book will be of interest to governmental officers, academic groups working in the fields of energy, governance, and infrastructure economics and finance, as well as to the general public. Printed Pages: 204

Title: Cleaning Pakistan’s Air: Policy Options to Address the Cost of Outdoor Air Pollution

Author Name: Javaid Afzal & Akiko Nakagawa and Asif Shuja Khan (

Categories: India, Environment,

Publisher: New Delhi, Viva Books Private Limited: 2015

ISBN: 8130929430

ISBN 13: 9788130929439

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 702072

Keywords: Cleaning Pakistan’s Air: Policy Options to Address the Cost of Outdoor Air Pollution Javaid Afzal & Akiko Nakagawa and Asif Shuja Khan