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Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

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The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
began in February 2012 with 7 partners. Today it has 80. With its rapid growth, this global effort to reduce emissions of black carbon, methane and many hydrofluorocarbons has already touched numerous sectors of society in the effort to slow the rate of global warming and protect human health, agriculture and the environment….

 


Primer on Short-lived Climate Pollutants Feb 2013


Primer on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants


(pdf) provides a summary of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including: an introduction to SLCPs; explanation of the multiple benefits of reducing SLCPs with respect to climate, human health and food security; and a menu of mitigation options for reducing SLCPs, including international and regional initiatives, such as the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), 2013.


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TIME TO ACT to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (Version 1)


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Through text and colorful graphics, this publication explains short-lived climate pollutants and their effects on climate, health and agriculture. Time to Act also offers 16 measures to reduce black carbon and methane, two of the most potent SLCPs, details why the measures are beneficial, and describes the overall advantages of SLCP mitigation. Climate and Clean Air Coalition, 2013

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Reports


On Thin Ice: How Cutting Pollution Can Slow Warming and Save Lives


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This report is about how climate change is affecting the cryosphere—those snow-capped mountain ranges, brilliant glaciers, and vast permafrost regions on which all of us depend. It lays out 14 specific measures we could take by 2030 to reduce short-lived climate pollutants and slow the melting of ice and snow that must stay frozen to keep oceans and global temperatures from rising even faster. The World Bank, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, 2013

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See more at: http://www.unep.org/ccac/Publications/Publications/tabid/130293/language/en-US/Default.aspx#sthash.Hoy5be6R.dpuf


 

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