Black carbon

Black carbon is a major component of PM2.5 and driver of climate change, also known as a short-lived climate pollutant. SLCPs persist in the atmosphere for a shorter period compared to CO2. Despite its short atmospheric lifetime, black carbon is one of the largest contributors to global warming after CO2. It also known to decrease agricultural yields and accelerate glacier melting.

How can I reduce air pollution?

Whenever possible, leave a car at home and choose to walk, cycle or use public transport!

You can find lots of other tips on how to reduce and minimize your environmental impact on this page: How to minimize my environmental impact and air pollution.