Analysis finds air-quality justification for CNG vehicle conversion in developing cities, despite negative climate impact

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Impact pathway approach for modeling policy interventions in (a) air quality and (b) climate impacts. However, CNG conversion was apparently detrimental from a climate change perspective, as CH 4 emissions increased. Climate Change Conversions Emissions Health Natural Gas

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New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants

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Global benefits from full implementation of measures for reduction of short-lived climate pollutants in 2030 compared to the reference scenario. The climate change benefit is estimated for a given year (2050) and human health and crop benefits are. Climate Change Emissions Policy

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European Parliament calls for fast action to cut non-CO2 climate forcers

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The European Parliament is calling for fast action to reduce non-CO 2 climate forcers including black carbon soot, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), methane, and ground-level ozone, which together are responsible for nearly half of climate forcing. Because these climate forcers are short-lived, reducing them produces a fast climate response. A follow-up technical meeting will be hosted by Bangladesh in October, with further ministerial meetings likely in the future.

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Study Finds Indian Ocean Sea-Level Rise Threatens Coastal Areas; Climate Change Partly Responsible

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finds that the sea-level rise is at least partly a result of climate change. The rise—which may aggravate monsoon flooding in Bangladesh and India—could have future impacts on both regional and global climate. The research team used several sophisticated ocean and climate models for the study, including the Parallel Ocean Program—the ocean component of the widely used Community Climate System Model, which is supported by NCAR and the US Department of Energy (DOE).

New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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In turn, the growth of CO 2 emissions embodied in Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, while the emissions embodied in exports, such as textiles, from less-developed regions like Vietnam and Bangladesh have surged. —Dabo Guan, professor in climate change economics at UEA’s School of International Development and co-author on both studies. China Climate Change Emissions

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International study identifies 14 key measures to reduce methane and black carbon emissions; reduction in projected global mean warming of ~0.5 °C by 2050

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Circle areas are proportional to values for (A and B) climate change, (C and D) human health (values for population over age 30), and (E and F) agriculture. Their potential climate impact was assessed by using published global warming potential (GWP) values for each pollutant affected.

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EPA report to Congress finds a strong scientific and technical foundation for mitigating black carbon emissions

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted its final Report to Congress on Black Carbon , in response to an October 2009 request from Congress to advance efforts to understand the role of black carbon (BC) in climate change. Effects of BC on climate, as compared to GHGs.

2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Switzerland’s top ranking reflects strong performance across most issues, especially air quality and climate protection. India and Bangladesh come in near the bottom of the rankings, with Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nepal rounding out the bottom five.

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ADB Transport Forum: shift to greener transport in Asia key to global sustainability; investment of $2.5T needed by 2020

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Without a change in current transport development patterns in Asia, global carbon dioxide emissions and fuel prices will keep rising, with consequences for climate change, energy security, and economic growth.

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Hadley Centre: Average 4 C Warming Could Happen Within a Human Lifetime, With Even Greater Warming in Many Regions

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One of the UK’s leading climate scientists has presented new research findings on the increasing potential for a 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 °F) Dr Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts at the UK Met Office Hadley Centre, presented the findings at a special conference called “ 4 degrees and beyond ” at Oxford University. If greenhouse gas emissions are not cut soon then we could see major climate changes within our own lifetimes. —Dr. Tags: Climate Change

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Low-lying and other vulnerable countries calling for fast action on non-CO2 global warming pollutants

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The next round of UN climate negotiations begins in Cancun today. ” The authors go on to say that reducing the non-CO 2 pollutants can delay additional climate warming by several decades. Technology is already available to reduce these climate-forcing agents, and doing so would produce strong collateral benefits.

Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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This year’s theme will be “Biodiversity Conservation” or “Climate Change”. Climate Change. To introduce biodiversity teaching materials in Bangladesh's elementary curriculum with the intention to raise public awareness. Climate Change. Ube Network for Climate Change Actions.

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Study of emissions from CNG- and gasoline-fueled autorickshaws suggests measurements and data, not assumptions, should drive policy

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and its major components organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC), CO, THC, NO x ) and climate change (CO 2 , CH 4 , OC, EC, CO, and NMHC) from a sample of in-use auto-rickshaws representing the on-road fleet in Delhi. Fuel-based particulate matter emission factors (A: PM 2.5

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Northern India Rapidly Depleting its Groundwater Due to Excessive Irrigation; Major Water Crisis Looms If Trend Continues

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Although future climate change is expected to intensify the precipitation and thus increase water availability in this region, evaporation will likely also increase due to the warmer climate. It is of immediate concern to recharge the aquifers of north India, Nepal and Bangladesh through suitable management of surface water for the sustainable availability of water and the preservation of ecosystems.

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ADB draft report says 3B Asians could become affluent by 2050; significant challenges

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The draft report identifies six key drivers of transformation in the region: technical progress; capital accumulation; demographics and the labor force; the emerging middle class; climate change mitigation and the competition for resources; and the communications revolution.

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Study Finds Black Carbon a Significant Factor in Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

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However, these observations are too incomplete to be used in climate models.) “ We may be underestimating the amount of black carbon by as much as a factor of four ,” Menon says. Atmospheric aerosols are tiny particles containing nitrates, sulfates, carbon and other matter, and can influence the climate.

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