CCAC bids farewell to Helena Molin Valdés
After 8 years of bold leadership, Helena Molin Valdés, Head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat, has retired in April 2021.
Under her leadership, the Coalition has grown from a small collective of countries of countries and organisations to an expansive, internationally recognized alliance of over 150 official partners and 400 non-state actors. Helena led the Coalition to multiple major achievements and leaves the CCAC in a strong position to carry out its 2030 ambitions.
Martina Otto will step in as Acting Head of the Secretariat until Helena's successor is appointed.
Save the date: Global Methane Assessment launch
On May 6, join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and UN Environment Programme for the livestream launch of the Global Methane Assessment. The new assessment outlines the methane reductions needed to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5˚C and the cost-effective actions governments and industry can take to cut emissions this decade.
→ Join May 6th live launch event
→ Join May 5th live EU press briefing
Our partners in action
Our best shot to slow climate change now: Cut methane
Committing to an ambitious 45% reduction in methane emissions by 2030 would be a valuable investment in the future of our people and planet, say Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director, and Drew Shindell, Nicholas professor of Earth Sciences at Duke University and chair of the CCAC’s Scientific Advisory Panel.
Japan's leadership on cutting short-lived climate pollutants
CCAC partner, Japan, has cemented its role as a global leader in advocating for SLCP reductions, particularly when it comes to pursuing energy efficiency as a strategy for combatting these super pollutants.
Residents of Accra urged to help reduce air pollution
Accra, Ghana, a participant in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Urban Health Initiative project since 2017, is fighting air pollution with vehicle laws and a new public campaign to stop the burning of waste.
Ireland's integrated actions to tackle climate change and air pollution
Ireland's climate and clean air policies show why integrated action on pollution and climate change is an attractive focus for countries around the world: Not only will it help save the planet, it will boost economic growth, and improve people’s health and wellbeing.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition, with Beijing University of Technology and Energy Research Institute of China, are seeking nominations for expert technical reviewers for the First Order Draft (FOD) of an Integrated Assessment for China’s Paris and Air Quality Targets report (working title). The review period will be open from 15 May – 15 July. Please direct all nominees to register using the online form.
CCAC Working Group meeting, 25-27 May
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition will hold a virtual Working Group meeting from 25-27 May, 14:00-17:30 CEST. Each day of the meeting will be dedicated to a specific topic: methane, Coalition matters, and national action. This event is open to CCAC partners only.
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