Fast-Action Climate Mitigation: A Focus on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

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On the occasion of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held a briefing about the benefits of reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as black carbon and methane. The briefing discussed efforts to reduce SLCPs through the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), as well as the recent G-20 agreement to phase down HFCs.

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
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Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
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Lumay Wang, Legislative Assistant, Office of Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)
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Jesse Young, Legislative Assistant, Office of Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
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David Turk, Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State
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Dr. Mack McFarland, Global Environmental Manager, DuPont Fluorochemicals
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Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
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Launched in 2012 by UNEP, the United States and five additional countries, the CCAC has grown to 34 state partners and 33 non-state partners and is leading the way on international action to reduce SLCPs. Domestically, various legislative efforts are underway, including the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction (SUPER) Act of 2013 (HR 1943), which would create a federal task force to reduce SLCPs.
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