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    Bringing together regional networks, international organisations and other stakeholders to develop effective policies and programmes to protect public health and the environment from the harmful effects of atmospheric pollution.

    In an early assessment of options for strengthening international co-operation, the GAP Forum identified potential ‘pathways’ which could potentially prove helpful. In further work under the programme it was concluded that the best option lay in linking climate and pollution through co-benefit strategies. Through an extension to the programme, the GAP Forum held a major conference in Stockholm in 2008 which has played a crucial catalytic role in developing understanding of and support for ‘short-lived climate forcer (SLCF)’ strategies which, as well as abating key regional air pollutants and hence contributing to health and food security, could deliver earlier climate abatement than action on CO2 alone.

    The GAP Forum’s activities stimulated several global level activities on SLCFs. By linking options for abating the health and economic impacts of air pollution with mitigation of climate change, this initiative has provided a basis for a substantial and long-term improvement in the scope and effectiveness of international co-operation on air pollution.

     Main Conclusions from the Stockholm Conference on Climate/Air Pollution Co-Benefits held Sept 08
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