Policymakers discuss further black carbon cuts

Black carbon emissions in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region could drop 40% by 2020 if additional mitigation measures are adopted, according to the findings of an expert group discussed last week.

Policymakers meeting in Geneva on 15 April considered a series of sectors with strong black carbon mitigation potentials. Slashing these emissions is seen as vital to improve air quality and human health as well as slowing down climate change.

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