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Global Mitigation of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases, 2010-2030

Global Mitigation of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases, 2010-2030

Non-carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gases, such as methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated greenhouse gases, are significant contributors to climate change. In some cases, reducing non-CO2 emissions can have a more rapid effect on the climate and be more cost-effective than reducing CO2 emissions.

The EPA technical report Global Mitigation of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: 2010–2030 provides a comprehensive global economic analysis on the costs of technologies to reduce these gases, and the potential to reduce them by sector and region.

The accompanying data sets to this report, and the EPA report Global Anthropogenic Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 2010–2030, are available through the Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Data Tool. This is a data exploration tool for querying and visualizing the non-CO2 GHG projections and mitigation assessments compiled in these reports. 

Icon for the energy sector: image of a gas rig.Learn about non-CO2 emissions from the energy sector, and reduction opportunities.
Icon for the waste sector: image of a trash compacter in a landfill.Learn about non-CO2 emissions from the waste sector, and reduction opportunities.
Icon for the industrial processes sector: image of a man working in an industrial factory.Learn about non-CO2 emissions from industrial processes, and reduction opportunities.
Icon for the agriculture sector: image of a cow.Learn about non-CO2 emissions from the agriculture sector, and reduction opportunities.