In the News

April 4, 2024

via Al Jazeera

Why does South Asia have the world’s worst air pollution?

The 2023 AQLI Report found that an average Pakistani would live for 3.9 years longer if air quality met the WHO guidelines.

In the News

March 25, 2024

via Times of Karachi

Pakistan among world’s top three smoggiest countries of 2023

Christa Hasenkopf, director of EPIC's Clean Air Program at the University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute, highlights the lack of public air quality monitoring in 39% of countries.

In the News

March 1, 2024

via Rest Of World

Riders In The Smog

The 2023 Air Quality Life Index, carried out by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, found that air pollution shortens lives by an average of 11.9 years in New Delhi, 8.1 years in Dhaka, and 7.5 years in Lahore.

In the News

February 23, 2024

via Grist

Climate change is undoing decades of progress on air quality

“[Air pollution] is a political and social issue that has to be tackled at a national level...The size of the impact on life expectancy in two relatively geographically nearby areas can be surprising,” said Christa Hasenkopf, the director of the Clean Air Program at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

In the News

February 12, 2024

via Minnesota Reformer

Minnesota already exceeds new EPA air quality standards, data show

The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago estimates that the new threshold of 9 micrograms could add 6.6 million years, in aggregate, to Americans’ lives, particularly those living in regions of the country with bad air.

In the News

January 12, 2024

via NDTV

Has Delhi Reached The Environmental Limits Of Economic Growth?

People in NCR lose 11.9 years of their life because of air pollution, finds the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

In the News

January 9, 2024

via Wilson Center

Breathing India’s Air

A study from the Air Quality Life Index by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago posits that with current pollution levels, nearly 40% of India’s population will die 7.6 years earlier, writes Ambassador Mark A. Green, President & CEO of the Wilson Center.

In the News

December 24, 2023

via Visual Capitalist

Mapped: Life Expectancy Gains From Breathing Cleaner Air

Former AQLI Research Associate Aarsh Batra visualizes a map of life expectancy gains if all people around the world breathed cleaner air.

In the News

December 13, 2023

via Nature

How high-impact papers from Indian researchers are shaping science

The University of Chicago’s Air Quality Life Index ranks India as the second-most-polluted nation in the world in terms of air quality, behind only Bangladesh, and refers to Delhi as “the most polluted city in the world”.

In the News

December 13, 2023

via China Dialogue

New air pollution control plan released

Between 2013 and 2021, China’s air pollution levels fell 42.3%, according to this year’s Air Quality Life Index from the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute.