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Cutting levels of soot and other short-lived pollutants delivers tangible benefits and helps governments to build confidence that collective action on climate change is feasible. After the Paris climate meeting this December, actually reducing these pollutants will be essential to the credibility of the diplomatic process. (Opinion)

The European Parliament has approved plans to overhaul the Europe Union's carbon market, a key part of strategies to curb the EU's global-warming emissions.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Ors. dated 06/07/2015 regarding pollution at Rohtang Pass.

The Tribunal has noted with serious concern that there is complete chaos at the Rohtang Pass and its adjacent glaciers, which, as per the statement made by the experts afore referred to, are reducing by 19 - 20 meters per year. The snow at Solang, Rohtang Pass and Bias Kund is being blackened.

This document is the annual European Union (EU) emission inventory report to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP).

China has made tremendous progress in emission control for on-road vehicles (light duty vehicles, buses, and heavy-duty trucks) in recent decades. The vehicle population in China grew nearly sevenfold, from 16 million to 108 million, between 2000 and 2012, and this rapid pace will continue for the foreseeable future.

According to this research published in the journal The Lancet, climate change poses a potentially “catastrophic risk” to public health due to increased risk of the spread of disease, food insecurity and air pollution among many other things. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Mahaganga Printpack Industries & Ors. Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors. dated 22/06/2015 regarding air pollution by burning tyres in the open and emanating black carbon by industries leading to severe damage of the health of the residents

Black carbon (BC) aerosols impact climate and air quality. Since BC from fossil versus biomass combustion have different optical properties and different abilities to penetrate the lungs, it is important to better understand their relative contributions in strongly affected regions such as South Asia.

This study presents the characteristics of aerosol black carbon (BC) from a rural continental site, Agartala, located in the North-Eastern part of India using two year measurements from September 2010 to September 2012. Diurnal and seasonal variations are examined in relation to the unique geographical location, changeable meteorological conditions and distinct source characteristics. Winter season is characterized by extremely high BC concentration (17.8 ± 9.2 µg/m3) comparable

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Ors. dated 29/05/2015 regarding ban on ban on diesel and petrol vehicle in Manali and Rohtang Pass area of Himachal Pradesh.

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