With abrupt climate changes approaching faster than predicted according to scientists, fast-action mitigation strategies are essential in order to delay climate tipping points. These fast-action strategies include reducing non-CO2 agents such as black carbon, methane, and tropospheric ozone; using the Montreal Protocol to phase down HFCs and to recover and destroy ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) in "banks" of existing equipment, foams, and stockpiles; and expanding bio-sequestration through biochar. IGSD is working to promote these strategies in both domestic and international policy.
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- Environmental Law Institute: Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science, 4th Edition
- The Need for Near-Term Climate Mitigation
- IISD MEA Bulletin: Start, then Strengthen: The Importance of Immediate Action for Climate Mitigation, by K. Madhava Sarma and Durwood Zaelke
- Statements of support for reducing SLCPs from key international, regional, and bilateral policy meetings
- Selected Press on the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
- IASS Potsdam Workshop Summary
- Scientific Synthesis Report of Calera Technology
- PNAS: The Copenhagen Accord for limiting global warming: Criteria, constraints, and available avenues (V. Ramanathan and Y. Xu, May 2010)
- U.S. American Power Act, Subtitle C: Achieving Fast Mitigation
- MEA Bulletin guest article: Fast and Furious: Early Agreement on Fair and Equitable Financing is Key to Post-2012 Treaty by Romina Picolotti, Argentina’s Minister of Environment
- “How to Tackle Greenhouse Gases” a letter from IGSD President to The Washington Post
- Congressional testimony of FSM Ambassador Masao Nakayama
- CEDHA & IGSD: Non-CO2 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and the Deterioration of Human Rights