EPA: Global Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Can Avoid Over $235 Billion in Annual Damages to the U.S. by 2050

  • An EPA study estimates that a significant global reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can avoid at least $235 billion in annual damages in the U.S. by 2050.

  • The biggest benefit comes from public health improvements ($200 billion annually) such as improved air and water quality, fewer heat-related deaths, and increased labor productivity.

  • By 2100, EPA estimates global GHG reduction could result in at least $1.2 trillion in annual avoided damages in the U.S., mostly from improved air quality.