The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses, scientific institutions and civil society organizations committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate through actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.

Our global network currently includes over 100 state and non-state partners, and hundreds of local actors carrying out activities across economic sectors.

Meet the CCAC The Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Meet the CCAC The Climate and Clean Air Coalition
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History

A scientific assessment released by UN Environment and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 2011 found that measures targeting short-lived climate pollutants could achieve “win-win” results for the climate, air quality, and human wellbeing over a relatively short timeframe.

In 2012, the governments of Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden and the United States, along with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), came together to initiate efforts to treat short-lived climate pollutants as an urgent and collective challenge. Together, they formed the Climate & Clean Air Coalition to support fast action and deliver benefits on several fronts at once: climate, public health, energy efficiency, and food security.

Today, the Coalition brings together hundreds of experienced and influential stakeholders from around the world to leverage high-level engagement and catalyse concrete actions in both the public and private sector.

Values

The combination of strong science, high level political will, and a range of cost-effective measures, allows us to take fast action to seize opportunities and achieve benefits for the climate and human wellbeing.

ACTION ORIENTED

The combination of strong science, high level political will, and a range of cost-effective measures, allows us to take fast action to seize opportunities and achieve benefits for the climate and human wellbeing.

COLLABORATIVE

Our broad partnership works to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, collectively and individually. Leadership and implementation within the Coalition is collaborative, and decisions are made by consensus.

COMMITTED

Participation in the Coalition is voluntarily. Our partners dedicate their time and energy to reducing short-lived climate pollutants in their work and engage with others to multiply their efforts.

GROUNDED IN SCIENCE

The Coalition takes action based on solid science. Our Scientific Advisory Panel keeps abreast of the latest science on short-lived climate pollutants and ensures we take the best course of action.

Our four core values drive our ambition, bring us together, and give our Coalition a sense of direction in our actions.

Key Documents

Coalition documents | 2014
Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

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