Katye Altieri

Katye Altieri is a Senior Research Officer at the Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. She holds a PhD in Oceanography from Rutgers University and a Masters in Public Policy from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

Content by Katye Altieri
  • Data Item

    Data: Health Costs of Energy related Air Pollution in South Africa

    The link between pollution and poor health and mortality has been established globally. Developing countries carry most of the burden of ill health from air pollution, and urban centres like the City of Cape Town even more so. Effective air quality management to protect human health relies on the attainment of air quality standards. This study uses the Benefits Mapping and...

    27 Feb 2019

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The health benefits of attaining and strengthening air quality standards in Cape Town

    28 Jul 2017 | Katye Altieri, Samantha Keen

  • Blog post

    The cost of air pollution in South Africa

    Developing countries like South Africa have a heavy reliance on fossil fuels, resulting in productivity losses and mortality due to high concentrations of air pollution, namely, fine particulate matter (PM). A recent IGC study indicates that 7.4% of all deaths in South Africa in 2012 were due to chronic exposure to fine PM, costing the country up to 6% of its GDP. High...

    22 Nov 2016 | Katye Altieri, Samantha Keen

  • Project

    Health costs of energy related air pollution in South Africa

    Energy and air pollution are becoming increasingly problematic in developing countries, and a wide range of evidence documents the associated health and productivity losses. This project aims to provide the first estimate of the health and economic burden of South Africa’s current air pollution levels. We developed a Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP)...

    19 Oct 2016 | Harald Winkler, Katye Altieri, Samantha Keen