Black carbon, for instance, is a short-lived climate pollutant
. It stays in the atmosphere for a shorter period of time, but can potentially contribute to global warming by absorbing solar radiation energy and converting it to heat, according to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.
The ozone layer located in the stratosphere, which protects human life from harmful ultraviolet radiation, is the "good." Ground-level [O.sub.3], with its myriad adverse health effects, is the "bad." [O.sub.3] also acts a short-lived climate pollutant
, contributing to the greenhouse effect--the "ugly."
Another short-lived climate pollutant
, methane, is a precursor to tropospheric ozone that also contributes to poor air quality.
Specifically, the focus was to reduce short-lived climate pollutants
(SLCPs) such as black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone and hydrofluorocarbonswhich, aside from adversely affecting health, also contribute to global warming.
Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the Super Pollutants Act of 2019, a bipartisan climate bill that aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants
Short-lived climate pollutants
, such as methane, will have to be significantly reduced, as well.
He lauded the action program of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), calling for "enhanced ambition to rapidly reduce short-lived climate pollutants
and to ensure that mitigation efforts are integrated in order to address air pollution and climate change."
Both parties along with the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, which is coordinating the project, received funding for developing SL-MAC system from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to decrease Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
. A Tata vehicle based on a new generation platform for utility vehicles, consisting front and rear air conditioning system, has been selected for this joint development programme.
"We need to clamp down on short-lived climate pollutants
like black carbon and methane.
BreatheLife is led by WHO in partnership with the UNEP-hosted Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-lived Climate pollutants
. The campaign stresses both the practical policy measures that cities can implement (e.g.
presents a regional status of air quality and discusses the need to reduce emissions, particularly of short-lived climate pollutants
, that will help not only to contain the change in climate, but also produce direct health benefits.
That is why it is important to pursue measures to reduce short-lived climate pollutants
(SLCPs), which also cause climate change.