Air quality: abatement cost guidance

This guidance provides an overview of the abatement cost methodology which is designed to value changes in air quality.


Abatement cost guidance for valuing changes in air quality

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It describes the abatement cost valuation process and highlights sources of further information, building on the principles set out in Air Quality Appraisal – Valuing Environmental Limits.

This methodology has been developed by Defra with support from the Interdepartmental Group on Costs and Benefits (IGCB), a Defra-led group of government analysts that provides advice relating to the quantification and valuation of local environmental impacts.

Published 10 May 2013