Connor Clayton

Project: Co-benefits of a Low-carbon Economy: Improved Air Quality and Reduced Global Warming

Many of the proposed measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are also likely to reduce emissions of some air pollutants. I will be using chemistry-climate models to estimate how different future scenarios for climate change mitigation and adaptation could affect air quality and the corresponding morbidity and mortality from related illnesses such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

This project could add more evidence that demonstrates to policymakers the benefits of investing in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to address both climate change and other environmental problems.