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Multi-criteria decision approaches for prioritizing air-quality-management policies

Santosh Harish

OneEarth 4(8)

August 20, 2021

This Preview article discusses a new paper by Wei Peng and colleagues that develops a decision tool accounting for political feasibility while prioritizing air-pollution policies with high mitigation potential in India. The article argues that such multi-criteria tools, when extended to consider economic costs and equity, could be key to policy making in a crisis, amid scientific uncertainties. Harish outlines a multi-criteria framework for air quality management in India and discusses opportunities to apply this in India’s National Clean Air Programme.

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