Saved health costs from air pollution can reduce the costs of the green transition

When discussing how expensive the green transition becomes for the Danish society, it is important to consider more aspects than only the investments needed. Several Danish studies estimates the cost of the transition to be approximately 13 to 26 billion Danish kroner a year from 2025 to the year when the transition is complete. These costs often do not include the savings for the society in terms of, e.g., less air pollution. Our results show that when looking solely on the saved health costs from the reduction in air pollution, the society can save 10 to 20 billion Danish kroner per year.

Our note on this can be found here (in Danish only):