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Study co-authored by the JRC on climate change mitigation published in Science


Backlit smoke rising from a factory's chimney

Emissions of air pollutants have negative impacts on human health, food security and climate© EU, 2011 - Photo: B.Scheeren

A scientific paper published today by Science shows that a limited number of air quality measures can substantially mitigate global warming and have significant benefits for human health and agriculture. Together with twelve partners from all over the world, including UNEP, NASA and the Stockholm Environment Institute, JRC scientists identified 14 emission control measures that can best help to limit global warming and improve health and food security in the coming decades.



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