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.
- Reducing Black Carbon Emissions from Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles and Engines
This initiative works to reduce the climate and health impacts of black carbon and particulate matter (PM) emissions in the transport sector.
- Mitigating Black Carbon and Other Pollutants From Brick Production
This initiative addresses emissions of black carbon and other pollutants from brick production to reduce the harmful climate, air pollution, economic, and social impacts from this sector.
- Mitigating SLCPs from the Municipal Solid Waste Sector
This initiative addresses methane, black carbon, and other air pollutants emissions across the municipal solid waste sector by working with cities and national governments.
- Promoting HFC Alternative Technology and Standards
This initiative targets governments and the private sector to address rapidly growing HFC emissions, which could account for as much as 19% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050 if left unchecked.
- Accelerating Methane and Black Carbon Reductions from Oil and Natural Gas Production
Accelerating Methane and Black Carbon Reduction from Oil and Natural Gas Production:This initiative seeks to work with key stakeholders to encourage cooperation and support the implementation of new and existing measures to substantially reduce methane emissions from natural gas venting, leakage, and flaring. This Initiative currently has two components: The CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Partnership, and a Technology Demonstration Project to reduce black carbon from gas flares.
- Addressing SLCPs from Agriculture
This initiative aims to reduce emissions of methane and black carbon from the agricultural sector, not only helping to address climate change but also to strengthen food security and livelihoods.
- Reducing SLCPs from Household Cooking and Domestic Heating
This initiative aims to work through advocacy and education to raise awareness of the harmful effect of emissions from this sector to human health climate, agriculture and climate.
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.