Climate and air pollution links explored

Scientists and policy makers should collaborate more over climate change and air pollution because of their strong links, the UN economic commission for Europe (UN/ECE) said on Friday. Such a dual focus would yield environmental and financial benefits, it claimed, citing an estimate that if European countries cut carbon dioxide emissions in line with Kyoto protocol commitments then the costs of complying with the Gothenburg multi-pollutant protocol could be reduced by over €5bn. The body said it was seeking cooperation with the intergovernmental panel on climate change. See press release.

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