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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. 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. Climate Change Emissions Policy

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

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Used Vehicles and the Environment - A Global Overview of Used Light Duty Vehicles: Flow, Scale and Regulation , the first report of its kind, calls for action to fill the current policy vacuum with the adoption of harmonized minimum quality standards that will ensure used vehicles contribute to cleaner, safer fleets in importing countries. Cleaning up the global vehicle fleet is a priority to meet global and local air quality and climate targets.

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

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positive or negative—and magnitude of net climate forcing from BC emissions), currently available scientific and technical information provides a strong foundation for making mitigation decisions to achieve lasting benefits for public health, the environment, and climate. Reducing current emissions of BC may help slow the near-term rate of climate change, particularly in regions such as the Arctic. The United States contributes about 8% of the global emissions of BC.

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