Samantha Keen

Samantha Keen is a researcher in the Energy, environment and climate change group at University of Cape Town. She holds a MPhil in Environmental Management from UCT.

Content by Samantha Keen
  • 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