Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

April 2011

Cutting Black Carbon Pollution Provides Fast Climate Mitigation, Prevents Millions of Premature Deaths

April 21, 2011

Cutting black carbon (BC) pollution can provide near- term climate mitigation, particularly in sensitive regions such as the Arctic and the Tibetan Plateau, according to the Advisory Panel reviewing the EPA Report to Congress on Black Carbon. read more


US, China, and Others Launch Coordinated Study of Soot’s Impact on Arctic Melting

April 20, 2011

The Arctic has been warming rapidly over the last century – about twice the global average – and black carbon soot may be to blame, according to an international team of scientists who have begun a month-long research project to study the impact of black carbon particles in the vulnerable region. read more