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Shindell et al. 2021

Shindell, D., A.R. Ravishankara, J.C.I. Kuylenstierna, E. Michalopoulou, L. Höglund-Isaksson, Y. Zhang, K. Seltzer, M. Ru, R. Castelino, G. Faluvegi, V. Naik, L. Horowitz, J. He, J.-F. Lamarque, K. Sudo, W.J. Collins, C. Malley, M. Harmsen, K. Stark, J. Junkin, G. Li, A. Glick, and N. Borgford-Parnell, 2021: Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions. United Nations Environment Programme.

Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C. Available targeted methane measures, together with additional measures that contribute to priority development goals, can simultaneously reduce human-caused methane emissions by as much as 45 per cent, or 180 million tonnes a year (Mt/yr) by 2030. This will avoid nearly 0.3°C of global warming by the 2040s and complement all long-term climate change mitigation efforts. It would also, each year, prevent 255 000 premature deaths, 775 000 asthma- related hospital visits, 73 billion hours of lost labour from extreme heat, and 26 million tonnes of crop losses globally.

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  author={Shindell, D. and Ravishankara, A. R. and Kuylenstierna, J. C. I. and Michalopoulou, E. and Höglund-Isaksson, L. and Zhang, Y. and Seltzer, K. and Ru, M. and Castelino, R. and Faluvegi, G. and Naik, V. and Horowitz, L. and He, J. and Lamarque, J.-F. and Sudo, K. and Collins, W. J. and Malley, C. and Harmsen, M. and Stark, K. and Junkin, J. and Li, G. and Glick, A. and Borgford-Parnell, N.},
  title={Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions},
  publisher={United Nations Environment Programme},

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RIS Citation

ID  - sh05800h
AU  - Shindell, D.
AU  - Ravishankara, A. R.
AU  - Kuylenstierna, J. C. I.
AU  - Michalopoulou, E.
AU  - Höglund-Isaksson, L.
AU  - Zhang, Y.
AU  - Seltzer, K.
AU  - Ru, M.
AU  - Castelino, R.
AU  - Faluvegi, G.
AU  - Naik, V.
AU  - Horowitz, L.
AU  - He, J.
AU  - Lamarque, J.-F.
AU  - Sudo, K.
AU  - Collins, W. J.
AU  - Malley, C.
AU  - Harmsen, M.
AU  - Stark, K.
AU  - Junkin, J.
AU  - Li, G.
AU  - Glick, A.
AU  - Borgford-Parnell, N.
PY  - 2021
BT  - Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions
PB  - United Nations Environment Programme
ER  -

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