The Benefits of Making the Air in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley Safe to Breathe ,Policy Brief No. 72 - 13

Policy Briefs » The Benefits of Making the Air in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley Safe to Breathe

By : Naveen Adhikari

Air pollution is a significant health problem in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, where rapid urbanization has resulted in a significant deterioration in the region's air quality. In response to this growing crisis, and to help drive the enforcement of pollution related legislation, a SANDEE study has estimated the value of the health benefits that would result if air pollution were brought down to a safe level. The study is the work Naveen Adhikari from the Central Department of Economics at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.


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