World Energy Outlook

27 June 2016, Telegraph India

Study sounds pollution death alert - In the air India's annual toll of premature deaths from air pollution is likely to rise to 1.7 million over the next two decades despite planned initiatives to lower power sector and transport emissions, says a study that highlights the need for more action. Released today by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), the study cautions that rising incomes, urbanisation and industrialisation are raising energy consumption in India and worsening air pollution, which caused an estimated 1.6 million premature deaths in 2015. The IEA has cited research estimates of 590,000 premature deaths in India linked to outdoor air pollution and about one million deaths from household air pollution caused by the burning of wood, biomass and kerosene. It said air pollution on average reduces life expectancy in India by about 23 months. "The impacts of air pollution are concentrated in fast-growing Asia and in Africa, but no country has solved the problem entirely," Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA, said at a presentation of the study this morning.

27 June 2016, Economic Times India

Air Pollution: Major threat to human lives, says IEA.

27 June 2016, Tribune India

Air pollution to kill millions by 2040: IEA Premature deaths to rise in developing Asia The number of premature deaths due to outdoor air pollution is projected to rise, mainly in developing Asia, including India, from 3 million at present to 4.5 million by 2040, if energy sector fails to take greater action to curb emissions, a study has said. Each year, an estimated 6.5 million deaths are linked to air pollution and the number is set to increase significantly in coming decades unless the energy sector takes greater action to curb emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its World Energy Outlook (WEO) special report which was released today.

27 June 2016, Hindustan Times

Air pollution to kill millions more without energy policy change: IEA. Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to poor air quality inside and outside, making it the world’s fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking.

27 June 2016, Asian Age India

An average 2,500 people may die daily due to polluted air by 2040 in India if the government fails to put in stringent regulations to check outdoor air pollution, a report said on Monday. The report by International Energy Agency (IEA) “World Energy Outlook” (WEO) also mentioned that in 2015, 5,90,000 premature deaths were attr-ibuted to outdoor air pollution annually — an average of over 1,600 a day.

27 June 2016, CBC News Canada

Energy group report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide each year to air pollution. Deaths from indoor air pollution expected to fall, but outdoor air pollution deaths seen rising

27 June 2016, World Nuclear News

Counting the cost of air pollution. Two recent publications have highlighted the issue of air pollution, including that from energy generation. The International Energy Agency (IEA) today published a strategy for cutting premature deaths from air pollution, while the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has studied the economic costs of it. According to the IEA, some 6.5 million deaths annually are linked to air pollution, "with the number set to increase significantly in coming decades unless the energy sector takes greater action to curb emissions".

27 June 2016, businessGreen

Long term global energy strategy 'could prevent 3.3 million air pollution deaths' IEA report calls for clean energy strategy, investment and targets in order to prevent 3.3 million global air pollution deaths by 2040. A long term strategy for the global energy sector is needed to reduce the projected number of air pollution deaths by 3.3 million a year by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

27 June 2016, Hellenic Shipping News

On 27 June 2016, Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA launched the first ever Special Report on Energy and Pollution. In his presentation, Dr Birol explained that the energy system contributes to economic and social progress around the world, but there are costly side-effects. Millions of tonnes of energy-related pollutants are released each year, and around 18 000 people die each day as a result of air pollution. In fact, the number of deaths attributed to air pollution each year – 6.5 million deaths – is, according to the World Health Organization, much greater than the number from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and road injuries combined.

27 June 2016, Vox

Every year, air pollution kills about 6.5 million people worldwide — linked to everything from lung cancer to heart disease to strokes. It’s an honest-to-goodness public health crisis. So the International Energy Agency just put out a huge report on how pollution got so bad and what we might do about it.