Integrating short-lived climate pollutants into Asian NDCs: a survey with recommendations

Much of Asia has significant potential to achieve cleaner air and control near-term climate change by integrating short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) into their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This paper analysed NDCs from Northeast, Southeast ans South Asia to determine which countries are capitalising on that potential. The analysis reveals that many countries' NDCs reference methane and hydrofluorocarbons, while a few include black carbon. Some countries incorporate air pollution and co-benefits into their NDCs as part of wider climate change strategies.