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Fast action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, methane, hydrofluorocarbons and tropospheric ozone, is key to improving air quality and slowing the rate of climate change. Actions to mitigate these pollutants also provide additional benefits for health, ecosystems and the sustainable development goals.
The Climate and Clean Air Awards are given annually to recognize exceptional contributions and actions taken by individuals or groups to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. This can include transformative or innovative actions to reduce black carbon and methane emissions from household energy, transportation, municipal solid waste, the brick sector and other combustion industries, agriculture and the oil and gas industry; or to replace hydrofluorocarbons used in cooling and refrigeration.
The awards aim to:
All entries will be reviewed by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition secretariat, its partners, and an independent jury. Entries will be considered based on the following criteria:
You can find more information and nominate any organisation or individual by clicking on the link below.
The first ever Climate and Clean Air Awards were presented to seven winners at a ceremony at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23). The winners of the 2017 Climate and Clean Air Awards were:
Our Expert Assistance is a no-cost service that connects you to an extensive network of professionals for consultation and advice on a range of short-lived climate pollution issues and policies.
Experts will provide guidance on technological options, mitigation measures (like those carried out by our initiatives), funding opportunities, application of measurement tools, and policy development.