A Neural Network Evidence of the Nexus Among Air Pollution, Economic Growth, and COVID-19 Deaths in the Hubei Area
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Urban Air Pollution
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Cosimo Magazzino, PhD
Professor, Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, Via G. Chiabrera 199, 00145, Rome (RM), Italy
Tel: +39 0657335347
Research interest: Public finance; energy econometrics; environmental Kuznets curve; time series econometrics; panel data models; Machine Learning experiments; Artificial Neural Networks analysis; relationship among CO2 emissions, GDP and energy consumption
About This Topic
In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that more than 80% of urban areas had levels of air pollution higher than the limits it recommends for health reasons. For low and middle income countries that figure rockets to 98%. Urban air pollution is clearly a growing problem. Approximately 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas today, and this proportion is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. The hope is that improved knowledge of the health effects of individual pollutants cou-pled with a much better idea of where these pollutants come from will eventually help direct more in-formed air policy decisions and ultimately improve human health. Air pollution is known to increase the risk of many diseases including respiratory conditions, heart disease, stroke and cancers. There is a great need to advance our scientific understanding of air pollution in urban areas to improve air quality and protect public health. This Special Issue invites submissions of novel and original papers and reviews on urban air pollution, including but not limited to the following topics:
• Quantification of pollutant emissions at urban scales
• In situ and satellite-based observations of trace gases and particulates
• Air pollution meteorology
• Air quality modeling
• Pollution transport between urban and regional scales
• Pollution control measures and policies.
Keywords: urban; air pollution; emissions; environmental economics; energy economics; Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC); transport.
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