Initiatives

Since the Coalition’s launch in February 2012, the partners have been working to identify quick-start actions that will ensure rapid delivery of scaled-up climate and clean air benefits by reducing key short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

These initiatives seek to promote near-term reductions of short-lived climate pollutants at a substantial scale worldwide, and to engage high-level stakeholders.

Initiatives

Cross-cutting efforts
The Coalition has also identified cross-cutting efforts to be undertaken in order to accelerate emissions reductions across all short-lived climate pollutants.  To date these actions are:

  • Financing of SLCP mitigation
    While multiple means of financing SLCP mitigation already exist they are not currently translating into high-enough levels of financial flows. In order to take advantage of all mitigation opportunities, this initiative seeks to act as a catalyst of scaled-up SLCP mitigation financing and will work with governments, the private sector, donors, financial institutions, expert groups and investors’ networks to bolster these financial flows. 
  • Supporting NAtional Planning for action on SLCPs (SNAP)
    Measures to mitigate SLCPs have been assessed at a global and regional level and now need to be incorporated into national policies and actions. This initiative has developed a program to support National Action Plans for SLCPs, including national inventory development, building on existing air quality, climate change and development agreements, and assessment, prioritization, and demonstration of promising SLCP mitigation measures.
  • Regional Assessments of SLCPs
    There is a need for in-depth assessments of SLCPs in key regions to help shape regional cooperation as well as the action of national governments, and to encourage new action. The Latin American and Caribbean region is the first target.
  • Urban Health Initiative
    The overall goal of the initiative is to realize reductions in SLCPs in cities through joint, complementary action by the urban health and development sectors, and by reinforcing the important linkage between SLCP mitigation, air pollution mitigation and health benefits. The initiative will provide a framework for collaboration among health, environment and economic actors to achieve reductions across key sectors: transport, waste, housing, energy industry and power generation.

CCAC Mid-term Review Survey

Since its launch with six country partners and UNEP in 2012, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) has grown rapidly to now encompass 46 state partners and 54 non-state partners by January 2015. In order to help formulating a common vision and strategy to scale up actions locally and globally the Coalition is undertaking a small-scale midterm review between January and April 2015. The results of the review will inform the development of the five-year strategic plan for the Coalition, 2016-2020.

Included in the methodology of this mid-term review is an online survey addressed to all Coalition Partners, CCAC actors, initiative implementers and other stakeholders outside the Coalition. The survey is open until 5 FEBRUARY 2015, and all answers are anonymous.

We welcome you to take the next few minutes to submit your answers by clicking on any of the links to the right. You may take the survey in either English or French.