Senate Climate Bill: “Achieving Fast Mitigation” Through Non-CO2 Strategies

Green (Living) Review

Action on black carbon, methane, HFCs and biochar to avoid abrupt climate change Washington, DC, May 2010 – The Senate climate bill unveiled mid-May 2010 by Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) contains a section entitled “Achieving Fast Mitigation” to address non-CO2 climate forcers, including black carbon soot, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Another good reason for targeting non-CO2 climate forcers is that the technology is already available.

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G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

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July 2009 – As the Group of Eight began discussions on targets for reducing climate emissions, talk was circulating of a possible commitment to limit warming to 2?C. If the G8 comes to this conclusion, it will be a significant step forward for climate mitigation. and the rest of the G8 countries are voicing support for more ambitious climate targets,” said Amb. The Waxman-Markey climate bill that recently passed the House phases down HFCs under a separate title.

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