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Initiatives to implement fast-action

“Fast-action” includes regulatory measures that can begin within 2–3 years, be substantially implemented in 5–10 years, and produce a climate response within decades. It’s the only way to keep the 1.5 °C guardrail in sight.

Why Fast Mitigation Matters?

The fastest and most effective climate strategy is to combine the marathon to reduce carbon dioxide emissions with the sprint to rapidly cut non-CO2 super pollutants.

Strategies targeting super pollutant reductions can avoid 4 times more warming at 2050 than targeting CO2 alone.

Reducing HFCs can avoid nearly 0.1 °C of warming by 2050 and up to 0.5 °C by the end of the century.

Cutting methane emissions can avoid nearly 0.3 °C by the 2040s and more from emerging technologies to remove atmospheric methane.

Combining fast mitigation with decarbonization would reduce the rate of global warming by half from 2030 to 2050.

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