TIME TO ACT To Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants


Introducing the all-new, interactive version, with updated text and new, downloadable graphics

"If someone proposed that you could save close to 2.5 million lives annually, cut global crop losses by around 30 million tonnes a year and curb climate change by around half a degree Celsius, what would you do?

Act of course"Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

“Short-lived climate pollutants are everywhere in our lives. They are impacting the climate system and the quality of our air. It is time to act against these pollutants and deliver near term and multiple benefits for human well-being.” – from Time to Act to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Time to Act, released in abbreviated form in 2013, has already proved valuable to governments, organizations, businesses and others interested in new ways to reduce global warming, improve health and save millions of tons of crops every year.

Through updated text and new graphics, this second edition of the publication explains what short-lived climate pollutants are and what effects they have on our lives. It demonstrates in a comprehensive way the challenges and opportunities presented by these pollutants, including their relevance to near-term climate change, public health and food and energy security.

This new version of Time to Act is available in the following formats: