The Prudential EOS Climate Impacts Initiative aims to assess the past trend of air pollutants and health impacts in ten countries/cities, and project the air quality and its human health impacts in future years under climate change.
The project examines the intersection of climate change and health in Singapore, Hong Kong, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The first phase of the research involves reviewing historical records of air quality and health impacts, analysing trends of air quality, and estimating health impacts of exposure to the air pollutants in the studied countries and cities in the recent two decades. The second phase entails projecting future air quality and its health impact on individuals that consider several emission scenarios including SSP370 and SSP585.
Ultimately, this project aims to contribute to climate resilience in Southeast Asia and around the world.