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INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS RAISING CONTEST FOR SHORT-LIVED CLIMATE POLLUTANTS

Date: Present to 24/Aug/2012
Location: http://www.unep.org/ccac/

by | 30-07-2012 17:44 Comments 3 Comments

Governments from around the world, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank have formed a new coalition to combat harmful substances called short-lived climate pollutants.  
Black carbon (or soot), methane, tropospheric ozone, and some hydrofluorocarbons are substances with relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere.  
These short-lived climate pollutants have harmful impacts on human health, agriculture and ecosystems.  They are also responsible for a substantial fraction of current global warming, as well as having regional climate impacts.  Fast action to reduce these pollutants – especially methane and black carbon – has the potential to slow down the warming expected by 2050 by as much as 0.5
oC, as well as prevent over two million premature deaths each year and avoid annual crop losses of over 30 million tons. Yet despite their dangers and the multiple benefits of reducing their emissions, short-lived climate pollutants are not very well known.  If you know little about them, you are not the only one. 
Children and young people between the age of 12 and 25 (as of the closing date of 24 August 2012) may enter the contest.  

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3 Comments

  • says :
    Wow!
    Posted 20-06-2013 02:05

  • says :
    Its a good idea! I want to participate
    Posted 21-08-2012 20:31

  • says :
    Wow!! I'm contesting:-)
    Posted 09-08-2012 19:29

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