Black carbon, or soot, is responsible for 20% of the climate change problem, but not enough is being done.
Over the past few years, the scientific evidence on the link between climate change and black carbon, also known as soot, has become increasingly convincing. Climate scientists globally are now in broad agreement that as well as reducing carbon-dioxide emissions, it is also necessary to adopt policy measures to concurrently curtail black carbon emissions.
While there is still research to be done to accurately quantify the impact of black carbon, scientists are now saying that:
AEGPL therefore believes that it is time for the EU and its partners to get serious about black carbon as part of its climate change strategy. DG environment of the European Commission recently published a news alert on this issue, and many other stakeholders from the European and global academic, NGO and business communities have registered a strong interest in fighting this issue, including the German branch of Friends of the Earth, and leading US environmental group Earth Justice.
AEGPL calls on the EU to:
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