Black carbon emissions from a tile factory near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: lepetitNicolas/Flickr
According to a 2011 UNEP report coordinated by SEI, fast action could cut near term climate change by about 0.5°C, prevent 2.4 million premature deaths per year, and boost food security by increasing crop yields. Half of black carbon and methane emission reductions will save money or be low cost.
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SEI has been instrumental in gathering the scientific evidence on the effects of SLCPs and raising awareness of the benefits of taking immediate action. Following a meeting in Bangladesh funded by the Swedish government and facilitated by SEI, a group of countries led by the US, Sweden, Bangladesh, Ghana, Canada and Mexico have built a coalition to address SLCPs. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) was launched by Hillary Clinton in February 2012 and is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society.
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