Ministers and CEOs met in the CCAC High Level Assembly on 21 November, followed by a press Conference on 21 November.
Environment and Health
The CCAC initiatives have the potential to substantially improve health and prevent diseases and death. To fully capture the public health benefits from such interventions, it is critical to engage the health sector and to elevate the profile of programs that address SLCPs as a tool for health policy makers. Environmental policy makers can also use health information to build a strong argument for action on SLCPs. Cooperation among these stakeholders can help promote ambitious action at the national level and on the international stage.
Financing for SLCP Mitigation
The CCAC supports enabling policies that can drive private investment, funds efforts to deploy demonstration projects using Trust Fund resources, and is building catalytic partnerships with Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), major existing regional and global funding instruments, including the Global Environment Facility (GEF), health funds and the private sector, for rapid implementation of large scale concrete, on-the-ground projects that reduce SLCPs.
The ten CCAC initiatives consist of thematic areas to help scale up and accelerate action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) emissions. The key issues selected for discussion at the High Level Assembly focus on scaling up the work under the landfills and municipal solid waste, HFC alternatives technology and standards, and oil and natural gas production initiatives.
Climate and Clean Air Coalition
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) is a voluntary partnership uniting governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and the private sector in the first global effort to treat short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) as a collective challenge. Launched in February 2012, the Coalition has grown to 72 Partners. The CCAC Partners have launched major initiatives aimed at sparking significant emission reductions of SLCPs.