Integration of short-lived climate pollutants in World Bank Activities

Integration of short-lived climate pollutants in World Bank Activities

Authors:

A. Sameer, J. Ebinger, G. Kleiman, S. Oguah
Resource type:
Reports, Case Studies & Assessments
Publishing year:
2013

This Working Paper published by the World Bank explores the integration, and efficacy, of short-lived climate pollutants focused initiatives within the financial institution’s development projects. As a development institution focused on reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank is working in many countries that suffer from a lack of basic services such as waste management, transportation, and access to modern energy. Addressing these development challenges often has an impact on the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) among them methane and tropospheric ozone, black carbon (BC), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). While the development benefits are the primary focus of the World Bank's support to these projects, they also provide an opportunity to realize climate benefits as well as air quality, health, and agricultural co-benefits, by reducing SLCP emissions. This review of the World Bank’s portfolio highlights the efficacy of integrating SLCP mitigation in development projects. 

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