Climate change is becoming an existential threat with warming in excess of 2°C within the next three decades and 4°C to 6°C within the next several decades. Warming of such magnitudes will expose as many as 75% of the world’s population to deadly heat stress in addition to disrupting the climate and weather worldwide.

Senators Murphy (D-Connecticut) and Collins (R-Maine) announced today their plans to introduce the Super Pollutants Act of 2014 to cut short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) by requiring the Administration to establish a task force to review specific policies and laws to reduce black carbon, methane, and high-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). SLCPs currently account for 40% or more of global warming. Because they are fast acting, they can provide more than half the solution needed to stay below the 2°C guardrail through the end of the century.

Fast action under the Montreal Protocol can limit growth of HFCs, prevent 100 to 200 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050, and avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by 2100.

Slowing the rate of global warming over the near term by cutting short-lived climate pollutants to complement carbon dioxide reductions for the long term. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are responsible for 55-60% of anthropogenic radiative forcing. Fast and aggressive CO2 mitigation is essential to combat the resulting climate change.

On Friday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is expected to release the first of four volumes of its fifth comprehensive assessment of scientific knowledge on climate change, known as AR5.

Climate change increasingly threatens the health of our planet and the stability of our economies at the local, regional and global levels.

Fast action under the Montreal Protocol can limit growth of HFCs, prevent up to 100 billion tonnes of CO2-eq emissions by 2050, and avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by 2100.

A global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol will drive the development of super-efficient air conditioning and refrigeration that in turn reduces energy use and carbon dioxide pollution, according to representatives from the global air conditioning and refrigeration industry, meeting 30-31 June in Bangkok to show

On Earth Day, April 22, youth leaders from all over the world, backed up by top litigation lawyers, converged in Bantayan Island, Cebu. Together, they launched a series of socio-political and legal actions to compel to the present generation to take action act on the impacts of climate change.

This report provides a summary of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including: an introduction to SLCPs; explanation of the co-benefits of reducing SLCPs with respect to climate, human health and food security; and a menu of mitigation options for reducing SLCPs, including international and regional initiatives, such as the Climate and Cle