Climate and Clean Air Coaliation to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) was launched in February, and now includes 19 state partners:, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S.; and 14 non-state partners, the World Bank, UNEP, Clean Air Task Force, ClimateWorks Foundation, International Council on Clean Transportation, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), the Stockholm Environment Institute, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities; Earthjustice; International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations, and the Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment.
Contact Nathan Borgford-Parnell at IGSD for more information
Five initiatives were approved during the 24 April 2012 Ministerial meeting in Stockholm:
- Fast action on diesel emissions including from heavy-duty vehicles and engines, through the freight supply chain, city action plans, and lower sulfur fuels.
- Upgrading old inefficient brick kilns, including the 20,000 small and medium sized one in Mexico, and the 6,000 in Bangladesh.
- Accelerating the reduction of methane emissions from landfills, by improving municipal solid waste planning.
- Speeding up cuts in methane and other emissions from the oil and gas industry, by stopping venting and flaring.
- Accelerating alternatives to HFCs, by fast-tracking environmentally safe alternatives.
- Primer on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants is here and availabile on the CCAC website here.
- The Need for Speed: Reducing Short-Lived Climate Forcers & Perfecting Deliberate Carbon Removal Strategies to Complement CO2Reductions (English,Chinese, French)
- Summary of CCAC and remarks is here.
Additional Articles and Resources
- Shindell, D. et al., Simultaneously Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change and Improving Human Health and Food Security, Science (2012)
- Velders G. et al., Preserving the Climate Benefits of the Montreal Protocol by Limiting HFCs, Science (2012)
- Victor D., Kennel C., and Ramanathan V., The Climate Threat We Can Beat: What It Is and How to Deal With It, Foreign Affairs (2012)
- Anenberg S. et al., Global Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change through Methane and Black Carbon Emission Controls, Environmental Health Perspectives (2012)
- UNEP, The Montreal Protocol and The Green Economy (2012)
- Additional resrouces are here.