UN report offers low-cost options to slow global warming

11/28/2011 | Guardian (London), The · BusinessGreen (U.K.)

A report by the UN Environment Programme names diesel-powered vehicles and wood-fired cookstoves as major sources of climate change that, like methane, could be targeted to reduce by about half a degree Celsius the projected 2 degrees Celsius climb in global warming by 2050. Among 16 low-cost measures recommended by the agency to slash levels of black carbon are the introduction of subsidies and incentives to phase out traditional biomass cookstoves in favor of more efficient, fan-assisted ovens (or stoves fueled by liquefied petroleum gas, or biogas).

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