03 Jun '12, 12pm

#SecClinton: I invite everyone to visit for further information on short-lived pollutants.

Pollutants that are short-lived in the atmosphere such as black carbon (or soot), methane and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are responsible for a substantial fraction of current global warming and can have significant detrimental health and environmental impacts. Recognizing that mitigation of these short lived climate pollutants is critical to addressing climate change in the near-term, a number of countries and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have formed the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants, the first effort to treat these pollutants as a collective challenge. Its work is complementary to global action to reduce carbon dioxide, in particular efforts under the UNFCCC.

Full article: http://www.unep.org/ccac/

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