A recent paper finds that in a stringent global climate mitigation regime, global atmospheric releases of mercury from anthropogenic sources would be 45% lower in 2050 than under a business-as-usual scenario, as a side effect of the decarbonization of the energy system.
Around one-third of these co-benefits would emerge in China .
 Rafaj P, Schoepp W, Russ P, Heyes C, Amann M (2013). Co-benefits of post-2012 global climate mitigation policies. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 18(6):801-824 (August 2013).
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