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Targeting the Worst Pollutants

Air Pollution and Climate Change

Greenhouse gases and air pollutants share a number of common sources, so the actions we take to improve air quality can also help us meet our target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33 per cent by 2020. For example, burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to both GHG emissions and air pollutants, so most measures to reduce fossil fuel combustion will both benefit air quality and support climate action. That is why clean transportation is a major focus of this Air Action Plan.