Multiple Benefits from Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reductions

Climate and Clean Air Coallition (2014)

Reduction of Black Carbon, Methane and HFCs - captured under the term of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants - brings multiple benefits for air quality and health, food security, energy access and efficiency, and the climate. Given the short-lived nature of SLCPs, emission cuts reduce concentrations in a matter of weeks to years. 16 key measures reduce Methane emissions by 40% and Black Carbon emissions by 80%, with half of these reductions achieved with net cost savings over their lifetime.