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Rapid implementation of measures to reduce black carbon in a range of sectors would deliver multiple benefits and near term results in health, climate and other areas

Reducing black carbon emissions could prevent millions of premature deaths annually and play an important role in the global fight against climate change. Yet despite these benefits, an array of black carbon abatement measures that are technically within reach have not yet been financed and deployed to their full potential.

Climate change, we can emphatically say, is a wicked problem

This is a real-life story of three wicked problems, one opportunity - and a new way to confront global challenges.

Black carbon is the second largest contributor to human-induced climate warming, after carbon dioxide. International shipping is a major source of diesel black carbon emissions and not yet subject to international regulation.

The bad news is that diesel usage in vehicles will continue to grow across the world — including India.

Sudden showers in the afternoon may bring relief but it also increases the concentration of black carbon (BC) in the city.

Presentation by Kirk R. Smith, University of California-Berkeley and Nicholas Lam, University of Illinois-Urbana at the Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.

Presentation by Nivit Kumar Yadav of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) at the Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.

Presentation by Ellen Baum of Climate and Health Research Network at the Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.

Presentation by Nivit Kumar Yadav of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) at the Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.

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