Researchers say policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits; methane and black carbon

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A commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, aligning the Paris Climate Agreement with global sustainable development goals, according to new analysis by an international research panel published in the journal Science.

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Canada Launches Heavy Oil Working Group to Promote Cleaner Fossil Fuels

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The Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, initiated the working group with leaders from countries with heavy oil potential in the Americas during the Ministerial meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) in Washington, DC on 16 April. It will work in partnership with other global networks, heavy oil organizations and industry in participating countries, as well as with research groups, academia and environmental organizations.