Arctic Council adopts framework to reduce 'black carbon,' methane

April 24, 2015 8:46 PM

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Short-lived emissions have greater near-term warming impact than CO2; may cause Arctic melt, rise in global sea levels

The eight nations that make up the Arctic Council were set to adopt a framework on Friday in Canada’s far-northern city of Iqaluit to reduce potent, short-lived black carbon and methane emissions in a move meant to slow the more immediate effects of climate change.

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