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 University of California Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

The report states that “If currently available technologies for reducing SLCPs were fully implemented by 2030, projected warming could be reduced by as much as 0.6 degrees Celsius within two to four decades, keeping the mid-century warming well below 2 degrees Celsius relative to the pre-industrial average. This could give the world additional time to achieve net-zero emissions or even negative carbon emissions through scaling up existing and emerging carbon neutral” technologies.