25 Nov '11, 1pm

Black carbon - @UNEPandYou explains how addressing it can help save millions of tonnes of Co2 #COP17 #climatesolutions

Black carbon - @UNEPandYou explains how addressing it can help save millions of tonnes of Co2 #COP17 #climatesolutions

Cost-Effective Actions to Cut Black Carbon, Methane and Tropospheric Ozone Spotlighted in New Report Fri, Nov 25, 2011 The report outlines 16 measures, including the the capture of methane from landfill sites. London/Nairobi, 25 November 2011 -A package of 16 measures could, if fully implemented across the globe, save close to 2.5 million lives a year; avoid crop losses amounting to 32 million tonnes annually and deliver near-term climate protection of about half a degree C by 2040.The report estimates that implementing these measures would help keep a global temperature rise below the 2 degrees C target, at least until mid-century. Further Resources Download Report: Actions for Controlling Short-Term Climate Forcers Summary of UNEP's Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone Speech by Achim Steiner at Ministerial Meeting on Short Lived Climate Forcers (...

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