Conflicts the opposite of co benefits although many of the options we have for controlling climate change have co benefits there are can also be conflicts or trade offs between climate policy and other objectives. Policies to address climate change can yield many immediate benefits cleaner air improved health a stronger economy greater energy security reduced waste and more robust ecosystems the climate bonus documents these potential co benefits of climate change policies. P322 to reap the full benefits of the climate bonus we must look at the big picture and integrate it fully with other concerns such as energy security we need to take all the co benefits and conflicts of different policy options into account and set up an integrated policy framework p325. Air quality benefits offset much of the climate policy cost and can even exceed it however policies to address climate change and air quality have been separate air quality has typically been the responsibility of local or regional governments while climate change is a global issue. The climate bonus comes at a crucial time in national and international climate policy it provides a compelling vision and strategy for a path forward to carbon reduction by linking climate change to the immediate concerns of policy makers human health land management resource security and economic stability
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