In the News

February 15, 2019

via Asia Insurance Review

China: Life expectancy rises as pollution level falls

According to the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), big air quality improvements made in the last five years have already been enough to push up average lifespans.

In the News

February 12, 2019

via Dawn

No, India is not responsible for Punjab’s smog. Here’s what’s really happening

Dawn cites AQLI on increase of life expectancy of residents in Lahore

In the News

February 11, 2019

via China Dialogue

The impact of polluted air on life expectancy

China Dialogue discusses the usefulness of a single index like AQLI and how life expectancy could also be correlated to wealth.

In the News

February 7, 2019


Lowering pollution will add a year to life of Maharashtra residents

People living in the most toxic cities of Maharashtra can hope to extend their lives by a year if the state government meets pollution reduction targets mentioned in the recently launched National Clear Air Programme (NCAP). The latest Air Quality life Index (AQLI) study carried out by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago states that the life expectancy of an average Indian can increase by about 1.3 years if the government meets the NCAP's targets.

In the News

February 5, 2019

via Money control

Real estate may add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the hurdles that lie ahead

People in India would live an average 4.3 years longer if the country met the global guidelines for particulate pollution, according to the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI) report by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). The report noted that the effect of pollution on life expectancy is worse than HIV/AIDS, cigarette smoking and even terrorism.

In the News

February 4, 2019

via Technode

What social media says about China’s war on air pollution

Report suggests that China made significant progress in reducing pollution, adding 2.4 years to life.

In the News

January 30, 2019

via The Indian Express

Indians could live up to three years more if there’s a 25% reduction in air pollution

India has set itself a challenging task by launching the National Clear Air Programme in its 'war against pollution'. The history of other countries, however, suggests that it can be done.

In the News

January 30, 2019

via Economic Times

NCAP can allow Delhi, UP residents to live three years longer

If India reduces particulate pollution by 25 per cent, under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) goal, residents of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh could live almost three years longer, according to a recent report from the Air Quality Life Index.

In the News

January 30, 2019

via NDTV

With Cleaner Air, Life Expectancy In Delhi Could Go Up By 3 Years: Study

The EPIC study shows a 20 to 30 per cent improvement in air quality will add 3 more years to the life of people in polluted cities.

In the News

January 30, 2019

via Times of India

Reducing PM2.5 by 30% may add three years to life of Delhi residents

Life expectancy of Delhiites can go up nearly three years, if the targets of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for the next five years are met. The study, conducted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) using 2017 as its base year says the programme could pay off extensively bringing the life expectancy in India up by an average of 1.4 years.