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

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The fast-growing global vehicle fleet is a major contributor to air pollution and climate change; globally, the transport sector is responsible for nearly a quarter of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions. 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. Emissions Environmental Justice Market Background

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TransGas and SK EC team on West Virginia coal-to-gasoline project

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During the operation of the integrated facility, air emissions are expected to be so low that it will qualify as a minor source under US law. SKE&C’s experience includes Korea’s largest oil refinery; the Cadereyta and Madero Refinery upgrades in Mexico; and full-scale refinery projects in Kuwait, UAE, Brazil and Ghana. TransGas Development Systems, LLC announced an agreement with SK Engineering & Construction Co.,

New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants

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The founding coalition partners are Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States, together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This may be the only way to reduce climate impacts in the near term, and is a critical complement to the primary battle to reduce emissions of CO 2. Climate Change Emissions PolicyGlobal benefits from full implementation of measures for reduction of short-lived climate pollutants in 2030 compared to the reference scenario.

Global Bioenergy Partnership publishes report on 24 sustainability indicators for bioenergy: electricity, heat and transport

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The indicators take a holistic approach to assessing many important aspects of the intersection of bioenergy and sustainability, including greenhouse gas emissions, biological diversity, the price and supply of a national food basket, access to energy, economic development and energy security. In the meantime, the Partnership is proceeding with piloting projects in Indonesia, Colombia and Ghana. Emissions of non- GHG air pollutants, including air toxics.

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

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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% It focuses in particular on France, Ghana and Senegal, as well as drawing from case studies of other countries and previous work that examines the reform of energy subsidies and price subsidies.

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