In the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit and COP24, the #StepUp2018 campaign is urging the global community to increase climate ambition in order to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in 2100.
With a narrow window for action, the path we choose to achieve this Paris Agreement target is crucial. By quickly reducing emissions that contribute to both near- and long-term climate impacts, we not only increase our chances of success, we also contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The Coalition has organised a series of ministerial roundtables to discuss practical ways to do this. The first discussion was held in Singapore and led by New Zealand Minister for Climate Change James Shaw. Similar discussions will follow during the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week in Montevideo and in New York.
The message emerging from these meetings is that we have achievable and tested solutions to reduce black carbon, methane and HFCs and step up ambition. With political leadership from the top levels of government, we can drive action and exploit the synergies between the Paris Agreement and the SDGs.
Helena Molin Valdes, Head of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition Secretariat
Asia-Pacific & CCAC Ministers: Reducing short-lived climate pollutants essential to climate change ambition
Coalition countries from the region described how they are prioritizing an integrated approach to tackling air quality and climate change simultaneously.
Asia-Pacific Climate Week event adds to hot topic of how to deepen ambition on climate change
With measures to tackle short-lived climate pollutants, we can help shift the focus from cost of action to benefits for climate, public health and productivity.
As World Warms, Millions More Need Cooling (and This Could Cause More Warming)
Two authoritative reports, published during a week that has seen record high temperatures set all over the world, grapple with how to keep people cool without heating the planet.
Faster action on black carbon emissions is needed: report
A new report takes stock of the world’s progress towards the Coalition’s global efforts to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles.
China VI emissions standard a milestone in global transition to soot-free vehicles
China's new emissions standard will make two-thirds of all new heavy-duty vehicles soot-free in 2021.
- Youth Climate Lab
- Potent Pollutants - Mitigating the Power of Methane, Black Carbon and Refrigerants (HFCs) | 31 July | Online event
- Latin American & Caribbean Climate Week | 20-23 August | Montevideo, Uruguay
- CCAC LAC Ministerial roundtable discussion | 22 August (TBC) | Montevideo, Uruguay
- The Pathway to the Paris Targets Matters | 23 August | Montevideo, Uruguay
- Combating Climate Change by Reducing Emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Perspectives on Science, Law and Policy | 28 August | Helsinki, Finland
BreatheLife webinar presentations: Financing access to LPG - Programs that improve LPG service and access in Ghana, Kenya and Haiti
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- Helena Molin Valdes, Head, Climate and Clean Air Coalition at the Massive Summit - I Am Review
- The toxic skies of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka - Financial Times
- UN Environment calls to stop flow of “dirty fuel" to West Africa - UN Environment
- Global progress toward soot-free diesel vehicles in 2018 - ICCT
- Rwanda’s new cool endeavour - UN Environment