The pace is picking up as we slip into September.
Just ahead of the New York Climate Week, COP23, the third UN Environmental Assembly 3 and the 30th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, we're seeing great examples of actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants at all scales - from a national SLCP inventory in Peru, to an air pollution programme in Santiago, Chile, and clean cookstove projects in remote Indian villages.
In order to deliver widespread and ambitious action to protect our climate and air, we need to work across all sectors of society and at every scale. Coalition partners continue to work hard to demonstrate scalable solutions that provide multiple benefits.
We are making final preparations for the CCAC Working Group meetings taking place at the end of September, where we will determine new actions to further reinforce actions in the agriculture and waste sectors. We look forward to seeing many familiar faces in Paris.
Helena Molin Valdés
Climate & Clean Air Coalition Secretariat
The 54th country to join the Coalition, Belgium will collaborate on reducing HFCs and black carbon in the Diesel, Finance, Agriculture and Transport sectors.
Participants from multiple sectors helped complete the short-lived climate pollutant emissions inventory report, which will be a tool for the development of policies.
Municipal solid waste has negative impacts on both communities and the global environment. Approached creatively, the separation, collection and recycling of waste can be a source of income.
Energy use in homes is one of Chile’s main sources of SLCPs. A programme launched in 2014 to replace 200,000 firewood-based heaters is improving air quality.
The Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership is looking for outstanding public-private partnerships that enhance environmental quality through novel approaches.
Climate Auctions and the Future of Concessional Finance (World Bank)
19 September - New York, USA
21st CCAC Working Group & other meetings
25-29 September - Paris, France
CCAC Waste Initiative Global Workshop for City Leadership
27-28 September - Baltimore, USA
Seoul Mayor’s Forum (ICLEI)
19-20 October - Seoul, Republic of Korea
Clean Cooking Forum (Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)
24-26 October - New Delhi, India
Clean Air Forum (European Union)
16-17 November - Paris, France