The International Gas Union (IGU) has published a major study emphasizing the immediate importance of air quality beyond the two degrees, and carbon reduction debates, while at the same time highlighting the enhanced use of natural gas in emissions reduction efforts.

The IGU report outlines four case studies on the use of the natural gas in mega-cities with a positive impact on decreasing levels of air pollution, and improving the quality of life.

According to the report, efforts in New York, Istanbul, Toronto, and Beijing have been tackling the issue of the urban air quality by having switched to the use of natural gas, that has subsequently facilitated both economic growth, and preserved human lives.

In a recent newsletter edition, the IGU endorses policies that reduce GHG emissions and emissions of health-damaging air pollutants such as increased use of non-combustion renewable energies.