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 founding coalition partners are Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States, together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Climate Change Emissions Policy

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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. Effects of BC on climate, as compared to GHGs. emissions in 2005.

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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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IISD Releases Five-Part Series of Reports on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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The issue of fossil-fuel subsidies drives right to the heart of climate change and sustainable development and must be addressed urgently. All six of the major studies concluded that reform would lead to reductions in CO 2 emissions, although predictions of the magnitude of reductions varied significantly, from 1.1%

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