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New Partners on Environment Coalition

25 July 2012
“World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants” grows as seven countries join to new coalition towards to cut a range of climate damaging pollutants that also have health and agricultural impacts.
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan and the United Kingdom announced as new country partners in “Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants” under UNEP direction.
More here.

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Climate and Clean Air Coalition New Parterns

24 April 2012, Stockholm

The European Commission has joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and takes the number of partners to 13. Colombia, Japan, Nigeria, Norway announced their joining the Coalition along with the World Bank.

The meeting approved five actions that are to be implemented rapidly:

–          Fast action on diesel emissions from heavy duty vehicles

–          Upgrading old brick kilns (a significant source of black carbon emissions)

–          Accelerating reduction of methane emissions from landfills

–          Speeding up cuts in methane and other emissions from the oil and gas industry

–          Accelerating the take-up of alternatives to HFCs (hydrofluorocarbon gases)

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition it was founded by Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden and the United States and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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