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The evidence on the science of pollution sources and the political economy of air quality action points to three steps that can help make a clean-air future a reality.


Air pollution has dropped around the world as a result of COVID-19, but it has not disappeared and the crisis has also shown the long tail of related health risks, as respiratory illnesses have made thousands more vulnerable to complications from the disease. Without setting ourselves on a new trajectory, we risk facing dirtier air and more vulnerable populations in the future.


This webinar will focus on options for countries to incorporate targets, policies, and actions on SLCPs into their updated NDCs. It also highlights the many climate, health and development gains that can be achieved by focusing on these highly potent but short-lived gases which include methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon and HFCs.


This paper examines how policies and technologies will impact China’s non-CO2 GHG emissions under various scenarios. The analysis shows that China’s policy development since 2015 has led to a significantly lower non-CO2 GHG emissions trajectory than expected under policies as of 2015 and there is significant potential to further reduce non-CO2 GHG emissions.


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