Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Description “The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is the only global effort that unites governments, civil society and private sector, committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate in next few decades by reducing short-lived climate pollutants across sectors.Complementary to mitigating CO2 emissions, the Coalition acts as a catalyst to create, implement and share immediate solutions addressing near-term climate change to improve people’s lives rapidly, and to ensure sustainable development for future generations.

The Coalition serves as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short-lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.”

Goals “The Coalition’s initial focus is on methane, black carbon, and HFCs. At the same time, partners recognize that action on short-lived climate pollutants must complement and supplement, not replace, global action to reduce carbon dioxide, in particular efforts under the UNFCCC.The Coalition’s objectives are to address short-lived climate pollutants by:

Raising awareness of short-lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategies

Enhancing and developing new national and regional actions, including by identifying and overcoming barriers, increasing capacity, and mobilizing support

Promoting best practices and showcasing successful efforts

Improving scientific understanding of short-lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategies”

Activities “The CCAC is reducing SLCPs by focusing on practical action in 11 key areas. These 11 initiatives were chosen to ensure rapid delivery of climate and clean air benefits by reducing key short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). They seek to promote near-term reductions of SLCPs at a substantial scale worldwide, and to engage high-level stakeholders.Our platform contains 4 of these initiatives: CCAC: Global Green Freight Action Plan CCAC: Oil and Gas Methane Partnership CCAC: Phasing Down Climate Potent HFCs / HFCs Initiative CCAC: Waste, Mitigating SLCPs from the Municipal Solid Waste Sector

7 Other CCAC initiatives not included in CIP: Agriculture, Regional Assessments of SCLP, Bricks, Finance, Health, Household Energy, National Planning(SNAP).”

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is the only global effort that unites governments, civil society and private sector, committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate in next few decades by reducing short-lived climate pollutants across sectors.

Complementary to mitigating CO2 emissions, the Coalition also acts as a catalyst to create, implement and share immediate solutions addressing near-term climate change to improve people’s lives rapidly, and to ensure sustainable development for future generations.

HISTORY

scientific assessment released by UN Environment and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 2011 found that measures targeting short-lived climate pollutants could achieve “win-win” results for the climate, air quality, and human wellbeing over a relatively short timeframe.

In 2012, the governments of Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden and the United States, along with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), came together to initiate efforts to treat short-lived climate pollutants as an urgent and collective challenge. Together, they formed the Climate & Clean Air Coalition to support fast action and deliver benefits on several fronts at once: climate, public health, energy efficiency, and food security.