“Short-lived climate pollutants” more potent than CO2: experts

Listen /

 

Helena Molina Valdes (L) and Rita Cerruti (R) of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) at a UN event on Climate Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda on 23 March 2017. UN Photo/J.Sambira

Curbing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, or SLCPs, such as as black carbon and methane, can slow down the warming of the planet, Rita Cerruti and Helena Molina Valdes of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) have said.

Speaking on the margins of a High-Level UN event on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda, Ms Valdes, Head of the CCAC Secretariat and Ms Cerruti, the Coalition's Co-Chair, said these pollutants have a short lifespan in the atmosphere but they are more potent than carbon dioxide or CO2.

The Paris Agreement on climate change, which calls for cuts to CO2 carbon emissions, to lower global warming, officially entered into force last November.

Jocelyne Sambira had a conversation with the two experts about how reducing SLCPs can improve air quality; promote food security and energy efficiency.

Duration: 8’03”

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

       

 

December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031