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Brazil: real-world vehicle emissions measurement needed to tackle pollution

Guilherme Goncalves, project director for Brazil and Latin America of IGES, said in an interview to Exame that governments need a real-world Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) system to quantify, manage and Continue Reading →

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Are London’s traffic management strategies reducing pollution?

A new study examines the impacts of London’s traffic management strategies on emission reductions https://www.dovepress.com/traffic-management-strategies-for-emissions-reduction-recent-experienc-peer-reviewed-article-EECT

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IGES CO-SPONSORS THE 365 TRANSPORT & CLIMATE CAMPAIGN

IGES is proud to support the 365 Transport & Climate Campaign, together with GIZ, The SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable Transport and Bridging the Gap initiative. The Campaign will showcase 365 Continue Reading →

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Tackling emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants can reduce global warming by 0.6°C by 2050, New Report Says

0.6°C of global warming can be avoided in 2050, by reducing the emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), including black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone and hydroflurocarbons, according to new report from the Continue Reading →

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Positive effects on health, climate change and crop security possible by reducing emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

New Report from the World Health Organization shows benefits to human health, climate change mitigation and crop security of reducing emissions of SLCPs. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/189524/1/9789241565080_eng.pdf?ua=1

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Costs of transport emissions – the tip of the iceberg?

The World Bank accounted in 2014 for the costs and benefits of reducing black carbon emissions https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/17785/864850WP00PUBL0l0report002April2014.pdf Now add to these economic costs the NO2 / NOX recently identified by Kings Continue Reading →

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Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition, New Harvard Study Shows

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/26/3714853/carbon-dioxide-impair-brain/

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Transport emission problems: Climate Change in transport

RIO+20, RIO 20+   Rio+20 Negotiations and Transport   SLoCaT Press Statement Leading representatives of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) issued a statement regarding the negotiations of Continue Reading →

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CO2 Oxidation and Beyond

CO2 Oxidation and Beyond   Its a gas – A thermal chemical reaction to heat and pressure + Hydrocarbons – CH – Fuel   Bonding carbon to oxygen   Ethanol Continue Reading →

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Grim report on air pollution and how it affects children’s lungs

A new report shows alarming effects of air pollution on children’s lungs. We noted some preliminary findings of the report some weeks ago, but the report produced by Dr Hung Continue Reading →

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World Bank Report – Black Carbon 3200 times the GHG potential of CO2 ( by mass)

Executive Summary A 2013 scientific assessment of black carbon emissions and impacts found that black carbon is second to carbon dioxide in terms of its climate forcing. Black carbon is Continue Reading →

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EU Commission launches legal action over UK air quality

The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for failing to deal with air pollution. The EU says that levels of nitrogen dioxide, mainly from diesel engines, are Continue Reading →

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First ever rankings of Top 10 death rates for every London borough

First ever rankings of Top 10 death rates for every London borough – See more at: http://cleanairinlondon.org/health/first-ever-rankings-of-top-10-death-rates-for-every-london-borough/#sthash.kn1YZtVI.dpuf London Health Commission urged to consider separately exposures, health impacts and outcomes.  Prevention Continue Reading →

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Euro V NOx emissions higher than Euro III / IV

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The European Commission’s air quality package is an opportunity to improve the liveability and competitiveness of Europe’s cities. The European Parliament and the Council must seize it, writes James McKay.

The European Commission’s air quality package is an opportunity to improve the liveability and competitiveness of Europe’s cities. The European Parliament and the Council must seize it, writes James McKay. Continue Reading →

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In china 8 year old Girl develops lung cancer

Chinese doctors blame high levels of air pollution, the toxic byproduct of the country’s supercharged economy, for a young girl contracting a deadly disease usually confined to the elderly. China’s Continue Reading →

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Air pollution stretches from Beijing to Shanghai, as seen from space

NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of a long belt of smog stretching from Beijing (in the upper third of the image) to Shanghai (in the bottom right corner). That Continue Reading →

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EU’s air pollution problems festering

The EU is expected to release a long-awaited review of its policies on air pollution before the end of the year. But experts aren’t optimistic that change can be implemented Continue Reading →

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Defra meets with Boris Johnson to discuss London air pollution

November 22, 2013 Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and London Mayor hold talks over issues around air quality in London London Mayor Boris Johnson and Environment Secretary Owen Paterson have met Continue Reading →

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Mystery of the ‘Missing’ Global Warming

Have you heard the one about how global warming stopped in 1998? It’s been called a “pause,” a “hiatus,” a “slowdown” and a “siesta.” Above all, it’s a red herring, Continue Reading →

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