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  • International Cryosphere Climate Initiative [English]
  • International Solid Waste Association [English]
  • Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) [English]

CCAC at COP19 in Warsaw, Poland

The CCAC shared progress and continued to raise awareness and catalyze political will to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants during COP19 in Warsaw.

The Coalition sponsored two side events during the COP19. On Monday November 18, the government of Norway hosted a session called "Taking Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: The Work of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.” Partners of the CCAC shared progress to date, highlighted the 10 high-impact initiatives currently underway, and discussed the path forward for significant emissions reductions in 2014 and beyond. See presentations here.

On Tuesday November 19, the CCAC hosted another side-event discussion of the substantial advantages of immediate action on SLCPs in "Health, Agriculture, and Climate Benefits of Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants.” The event was sponsored by the government of Colombia, along with the CCAC, Earthjustice and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development. See presentations here.

The CCAC also took part in the Caring for Climate Business Forum on November 19. With discussion focused on how reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants can be good for business, the CCAC described its efforts to encourage alternatives to HFCs and its work with the oil and gas industry to mitigate methane and black carbon emissions.

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.

CCAC Initiatives

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.

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