The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is one of the founding Partners
of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants.
It hosts the Coalition’s Secretariat and Trust Fund and will implement an array
of actions funded by the Coalition.
As part of its climate change work, UNEP is actively engaged in a broad range
of activities to address short lived climate pollutants:
UNEP is playing a key role in the Coalition through its scientific assessment efforts.
In 2011, UNEP has published the
Near-term Climate Protection and Clean Air Benefits report
which shows that a range of measures targeting short lived
climate pollutants will bring considerable health, crop yield
and climate benefits in the coming decades.
In 2011, UNEP also published a scientific assessment of HFCs impacts on climate:
HFCs: A Critical Link in Protecting
Climate and the Ozone Layer. The report shows that HFCs emissions are
dangerously growing but that options exist to fast-track the introduction
of alternatives to climate-damaging HFCs.
UNEP is also working to support sound and informed political decision making
on short lived climate pollutants.
For instance, through the
Atmospheric Brown Cloud
project, UNEP aims to increase collaboration between the scientific and political
communities by integrating atmospheric brown cloud science, including black carbon
science, with impact assessments for political decision making.
On the Ground
UNEP is active on the ground in mitigating short lived climate pollutants.
For example, UNEP's
Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) is assisting developing
countries to reduce vehicular air pollution through the promotion
of lead-free, low sulphur fuels and cleaner vehicle standards and technologies.
Learn more about UNEP's activities
To find more information on UNEP’s work on climate change visit: