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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. More recent work also suggests that BC plays an important role in climate change, although there is more uncertainty about its effects on climate. —Report to Congress on Black Carbon.

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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. The coalition will focus efforts on reducing black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane. The Coalition’s work will augment, not replace, global action to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ).