Industrial air pollution costs in the European Union 2012-2021

Economic costs of air pollution from the largest industrial plants in the European Union (EU-27) from 2012 to 2021

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Release date

January 2024


Europe, EU

Survey time period

2012 to 2021

Special properties

Euro price base: 2021. Based on air pollution from the 10,000 largest facilities in Europe.

Supplementary notes

Value of statistical life (VSL): an estimate of damage costs based on the value a given population places ex ante on avoiding the death of an individual. VSL is based on the sum of money each individual is prepared to pay for a given reduction in the risk of premature death, for example from diseases linked to air pollution.

Value of a life year (VOLY): an estimate of damage costs based on the potential years of life lost (YOLL) from a specific risk, based on an estimated life expectancy, and then evaluated by multiplying them by the VOLY. Therefore, the result is affected by the age at which deaths occur.

The geographical scope of the industrial facilities included in the assessment focuses only on the EU-27. However, the impact of the EU facilities is still calculated for countries beyond the EU-27, (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey). This means that the analysis now strongly focuses on the impacts of the EU’s industry on the EU and neighboring countries.

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