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

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, a new global initiative to seize the opportunity of realizing concrete benefits on climate, health, food and energy resulting from reducing short-lived climate pollutants. The founding coalition partners are Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States, together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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Cleaning up the global vehicle fleet is a priority to meet global and local air quality and climate targets. For example, Morocco only permits the import of vehicles less than five years old and those meeting the EURO4 European vehicles emission standard; as a result, it receives only relatively advanced and clean used vehicles from Europe.

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TransGas and SK EC team on West Virginia coal-to-gasoline project

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The synthesis gas will then be cleaned to remove impurities, turning most into marketable byproducts. SKE&C’s experience includes Korea’s largest oil refinery; the Cadereyta and Madero Refinery upgrades in Mexico; and full-scale refinery projects in Kuwait, UAE, Brazil and Ghana. TransGas Development Systems, LLC announced an agreement with SK Engineering & Construction Co.,

Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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Joint biodiversity conservation activities with cocoa farmers in Ghana. Ashida River Stream-side Learning Hut: an Ashida River clean-up project. Toyota Motor Corporation has begun accepting applications today for this year’s Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program , which is designed to support environmental revitalization and conservation activities aimed at sustainable development both in Japan and overseas.

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

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In February, the US and coalition partners Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden and the UN Environment Programme announced the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, a new global initiative to seize the opportunity of realizing concrete benefits on climate, health, food and energy resulting from reducing short-lived climate pollutants such as BC. Key policy-relevant scientific uncertainties related to BC. Source: EPA. Click to enlarge.