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Primer on short-lived climate pollutants: slowing the rate of global warming over the near term by cutting short-lived climate pollutants to complement carbon dioxide reductions for the long term.

Manuel sur les polluants climatiques à courte durée de vie: ralentir la vitesse du réchauffement climatique sur le moyen terme en réduisant les émissions de polluants climatiques à courte durée de vie pour compléter les réductions d'émissions de dioxyde de carbone sur le long terme.

Auteurs : BORGFORD-PARNELL N., SUN X., CLARE D.

Type de monographie : Guide/Manuel

Résumé

The Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development has published this primer to demonstrate that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are responsible for 55-60% of anthropogenic radiative forcing. Fast and aggressive CO2 mitigation is therefore essential to combat the resulting climate change. But this is not enough. CO2 mitigation must be combined with fast and aggressive reductions of the pollutants causing the other 40-45% of warming.These pollutants include black carbon, tropospheric ozone, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Because these pollutants have atmospheric lifetimes of only days to a decade and a half, they are referred to as short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Reducing SLCPs is critical for slowing the rate of climate change over the next several decades and for protecting the people and regions most vulnerable to near-term climate impacts.

Détails

  • Titre original : Primer on short-lived climate pollutants: slowing the rate of global warming over the near term by cutting short-lived climate pollutants to complement carbon dioxide reductions for the long term.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30008157
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Sujet : Environnement, Généralités, Alternatives aux HFC
  • Édition : Igsd (institute for governance & sustainable development) - Etats-unis/Etats-unis
  • Date d'édition : 11/2012