Labour productivity and economic impacts of carbon mitigation: a modelling study and benefit-cost analysis

Elsevier, The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, Issue 12, December 2022, Pages e941-e948
Mengzhen Zhao PhD, Xiaodan Huang PhD, Prof Tord Kjellstrom PhD, Jason Kai Wei Lee PhD, Matthias Otto ME, Prof Xiliang Zhang PhD, Marina Romanello PhD, Da Zhang PhD, Wenjia Cai PhD

Despite the emerging carbon neutrality pledges from different countries, it is still unclear how much these pledges would cost and how the costs would compare with the economic benefits. Comparisons at the country level are important for tightening country-specific emissions trajectories to keep the temperature limit targets outlined in the Paris Agreement within reach. We aimed to systematically estimate avoided heat-related labour productivity losses against the costs of climate change mitigation at country and regional levels.