Component 14: Damage costs of air pollution


The component displays an estimation of damages caused by air pollutants (SO₂ , NOₓ , NMVOC, NH₃, PM1o , PM2,5 , CO) (in prices of 2010).

Effect on the NWI:

Description and meaning of the component

The air contamination caused by pollutant emission has to be regarded as welfare decreasing, leading to social costs.


Development of the component

Damage costs of air pollution

(prices of 2010)

billion Euro

Source: Umweltbundesamt, own calculation, graphic account by FEST/FFU