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.

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

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Millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Specifically, vehicle emissions are a significant source of the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) that are major causes of urban air pollution.

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

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BC is a significant component of particulate matter (PM) pollution, which has been linked to adverse health and environmental impacts through decades of scientific research. Clean clouds and non-light-absorbing (transparent) particles scatter or reflect sunlight, reducing the amount of solar energy that is absorbed by the surface. Clouds warmed by the absorbed energy have shorter atmospheric lifetimes and may be less likely to precipitate compared to clean clouds.