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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Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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These activities will become a part of initiatives aimed at meeting the goals set out in the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, which was announced in October, 2015. Joint biodiversity conservation activities with cocoa farmers in Ghana. Ashida River Stream-side Learning Hut: an Ashida River clean-up project.

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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.