Near-term Climate Protection and Clean Air Benefits:
Actions for Controlling Short-Lived Climate Forcers -

A UNEP Synthesis Report

About the Report

This report addresses the mitigation of short-lived climate forcers (SLCFs) and its key role in air pollution reduction, climate protection and sustainable development. SLCFs are substances in the atmosphere that contribute to global warming and have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere. The focus is on three SLCFs – black carbon, tropospheric ozone and methane – because reducing them will provide significant benefits through improved air quality and a slowing of near-term climate change.


Download Chapters and Appendices

Contents and Chapter 1: Introduction  
Chapter 2: Short-lived Climate Forcers and their Impacts on Air Quality and Climate  
Chapter 3: Policies and Measures to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Forcers  
Chapter 4: Costs and Benefits of Implementing the Measures: A Regional Analysis  
Chapter 5: National-scale Action  
Chapter 6: Regional-scale Action  
Chapter 7: Global-scale Action  
Chapter 8: A Way Forward  
Appendix  
Erratum to: “Near-term Climate Protection and Clean Air Benefits: Actions for Controlling Short-Lived Climate Forcers”  


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