Lab Debate: Quick Wins for Climate and Development - a Side Event at European Development Days

15 June, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Contributing to SDG Attainment by Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Acting on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in key sectors has the potential to reduce projected warming by 0.6°C by 2050, avoid millions of premature deaths from air pollution annually, avoid millions of tonnes of annual crop losses, and increase energy efficiency, in addition to a host of other benefits.

This “lab debate” at EU Development Days will focus on how fast action to reduce SLCPs will contribute to the post-2015 Development Agenda, deliver on multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and play an important role in implementing the Paris climate change agreement – especially in reducing the rate of warming in the near-term. 

The speakers will set out the scientifically sound measures to reduce SLCPs, and present success stories that demonstrate the clear benefits of simultaneous action on climate and development.

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Event contact

James Morris,
Partnership & Programme Officer
James.Morris [at] un.org
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