Energy Justice: Mitigation, Adaptation, AND Sustainable Development Goals in the IPCC Special Report

Cooking in Myanmar

  Over three billion people rely on wood, charcoal or dung for cooking,¬†with primarily women spending 15-30 hours per week collecting these resources. Household Air Pollution (HAP) results in over 4 million deaths a year. The second most impactful climate change pollutant is black carbon and HAP contributes 25% of the black carbon. Clearly, we…
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Quick boost from short-lived climate pollutants

SLCPs

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)¬†says that “due to their short lifetimes, compared to CO2 which remains in the atmosphere for approximately a century, actions to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants will quickly lower their atmospheric concentrations, yielding a relatively rapid climate response. Fast action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, especially methane and…
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