Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs)

The Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs)  Initiative (Supporting National Action and Planning on SLCPs) of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a collaborative programme aimed at supporting the efforts of CCAC partner countries to scale up action on SLCPs in a coordinated and prioritized way. This includes helping them identify and implement the most cost-effective pathways to large-scale implementation of SLCP measures, i.e. those that reduce near-term warming and improve air quality, human health and crop yields.

The Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are powerful climate forcers that remain in the atmosphere for a much shorter period of time than longer-lived climate pollutants, such as carbon dioxide (CO2). They include methane, fluorinated gases including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and black carbon. Their relative potency, when measured in terms of how they heat the atmosphere, can be tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times greater than that of CO2. SLCPs are harmful air pollutants and the impacts of SLCPs are especially strong over the short term.  Reducing these emissions can make an immediate beneficial impact on climate change and improve public health.