AIRPOLIM-ES (Air Pollution Impact Model for Electricity Supply)

The AIRPOLIM-ES is an accessible, Excel-based tool that estimates the health impacts of air pollution from different sources of electricity generation and other fuel combustion that can be applied in multiple countries. The first version of the model focuses on air pollution caused by electricity generation from coal- and gas-fired power plants. It calculates the impacts on mortality (premature deaths and years of life lost) from four adulthood diseases: lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic heart disease and stroke, all of whose prevalence is increased with the intake of pollution. The tool can be used to compare the magnitude of health impacts under different scenarios across both existing and planned plants.
 
The AIRPOLIM-ES is also available as interactive web-based version on the Ambition to Action website.
 
The model was developed under the Ambition to Action project.

If you would like to know more about the tool, please contact: Tessa Schiefer or Harry Fearnehough.


Project applications:

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports the Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development of their climate policy planning. In Mongolia, NewClimate Institute supported the government to establish the process for the update of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution. Contributing towards this process, the… Read More

Ambition to Action

Supporting Argentina, Indonesia, and Kenya with the implementation of their NDCs, through the analysis of impacts and benefits of various sector pathways. Return to all expertise and projects – A2A Phase I ran from 2016 to 2019 and was implemented by NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) part… Read More

Associated Publications:

The important health benefits of preventing coal lock-in in Mongolia Mar 2020 - Growing coal capacity in Mongolia has direct impacts on human health: Operations of coal-fired power… Read More
Climate change and sustainable development in the Kenyan electricity sector Feb 2020 - Synthesis report on the impacts of electricity sector development in Kenya on national sustainable development… Read More
Assessing sustainable development impacts of scaling-up climate action in the electricity sector Feb 2020 - This paper formulates six key lessons learnt for the assessment of sustainable development impacts and… Read More
The role of geothermal and coal in Kenya’s electricity sector and implications for sustainable development Nov 2019 - This study aims at supporting decision making in the electricity sector in Kenya by comparing… Read More
Lignite pollutants: Roughly 320 premature deaths annually from burning Hambach coal Oct 2018 - The Hambach open-pit mine, widely covered in the news in recent weeks, supplies a significant… Read More
Schadstoffe durch Braunkohle: Rund 320 vorzeitige Todesfälle pro Jahr durch Kohle aus Hambach Oct 2018 - Der in den letzten Wochen viel diskutierte Tagebau Hambach liefert einen erheblichen Teil der Kohle, die… Read More