scaling-up action against the short-lived pollutants were approved by the
Ministers meeting in Stockholm. Here are excerpts of UNEP’s press release from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Term
Climate Pollutants meeting in Stockholm:
Delegates took forward five to be approved for rapid implementation by ministers on the final day.
Studies show that reductions are possible by addressing emissions from the freight transportation supply chain, through city action plans, and adoption of a range of measures for reducing sulphur in fuels and vehicle emissions
Mexico has for example [20,000] small and medium-sized brick kilns and the design of many of the [6,000] in Bangladesh hark back to the 1900s.
World-wide the waste management sector contributes about 11% of global methane emissions, and the coalition will work with cities to reduce methane emissions from landfills by improving strategic municipal solid waste planning and providing technical assistance.
Natural gas venting and leakage from the oil and gas industry accounts for over one fifth of global man-made emissions of methane: Flaring at oil installations generate both methane and black carbon emissions. An estimated one third of leaks and venting can be cut using existing technologies at low cost.
HFCs are being rapidly introduced as replacements to chemicals that can damage the ozone layer—the Earth’s protective shield that filters out hazardous ultra violet light. The Coalition aims to fast track more environmentally-friendly and cost effective alternatives and technologies to avoid HFC growth.
To support the Coalition’s Efforts
Initial financing pledges for the Coalition now amount to some $16.7 million with significantly more funds expected over the coming 12 months.
The advice will be provided by Drew Shindell of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Mario Molina, the distinguished Mexican chemist and 1995 Nobel Prize co-winner and Veerabhadran Ramanathan, chair of the UNEP Atmospheric Brown Cloud project based at the University of California San Diego.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition
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