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Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!

The Ozone Treaty's Urgent Lessons for Speeding Up Climate Action

Alan Miller, Durwood Zaelke, Stephen O. Andersen

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'Lays out an absolutely essential part of initial climate action in the US and other countries. Climate policymakers need to read this book, now.' James Gustave Speth, former chair, US Council on Environmental Quality.We have a decade or less to radically slow global warming before we risk hitting irreversible tipping points that will lock in catastrophic climate change. The good news is that we know how to slow global warming enough to avert disaster. Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now explains how a 10-year sprint to cut short-lived "super climate pollutants" -- primarily HFC refrigerants, black carbon (soot), and methane -- can cut the rate of global warming in half, so we can stay in the race to net zero climate emissions by 2050.

Changemakers Books, 9781789048346, 168pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2021



About the Author

Alan Miller is a lawyer and an internationally recognized authority on climate finance and policy. He is an Associate with Climate Finance Advisors and an Adjunct Professor at the Kogod School of Business at American University and the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. He lives in Maryland, US. Durwood Zaelke is founder and President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development in DC and Paris, focusing on reductions of short-lived climate pollutants. Previously he co-founded and served as President of the Center for International Environmental Law. He is co-author of International Environmental Law & Policy (5th ed). He lives in Washington, DC. Stephen O. Andersen is Director of Research at IGSD. Previously, he has worked for environmental and energy non-governmental organizations and as a professor, before advancing to positions including Director of Strategic Climate Projects and Deputy Director of the Stratospheric Protection Division at the Environmental Protection Agency. He lives in Surrey, Virginia.