30 Jun '14, 10am

World Bank: Climate Change Policies Will Boost Global Economy

World Bank: Climate Change Policies Will Boost Global Economy

Some of the benefits come from reducing emissions of what are known as short-lived climate pollutants , or SLCPs, the report continues. Black carbon from diesel vehicles and cooking fires, methane from mining operations and landfills, ozone formed when sunlight interacts with emissions from power plants and vehicles, and some hydrofluorocarbons are all SLCPs. “They can damage crops and cause illnesses that kill millions. Reducing these emissions could avoid an estimated 2.4 million premature deaths and about 32 million tons of crop losses a year.” the World Bank said. Unlike CO2, SLCPs do not linger in the atmosphere for centuries but are removed in weeks or years. Stopping these air pollution emissions from entering the atmosphere would by itself help reduce warming and provide time to develop and deploy effective CO2 interventions.

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