The urgent need to find solutions to climate change is spurring global action and cooperation to find ways to reduce greenhouse gases. Innovation and technology are key to tackling emissions.
This month we saw many great examples of public-private initiatives and international cooperation to advance climate-friendly technology in the transport, agriculture and municipal solid waste sectors. Tata Motors and MAHLE, with support from the Coalition, launched a collaborative project to create a mobile AC system using HFC alternatives. Our partners Canada and Chile announced a bilateral initiative to reduce methane emissions from landfills, and the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative shared insight into the use of open source satellite data to monitor black carbon emissions from open burning.
The Coalition also highlighted the importance of climate action in and for the agricultural sector at the 40th biennial FAO ministerial conference. Along with four other Coalition country Partners, Uruguay's Minister of Agriculture spoke to their climate action ambition, and their joint work with the Coalition, FAO and the Global Research Alliance (GRA). More information below.
Helena Molin Valdes
Climate & Clean Air Coalition secretariat
Tata Motors and MAHLE partner to develop a prototype mobile air conditioning system
This project envisages use and trial of environment friendly, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants The system will first be installed in the Tata utility vehicle as a prototype.
Using Satellites to Monitor Open Burning
Earth observation (EO) satellite data is being used to map fires and calculate related black carbon emissions in the Andean and Himalayan regions.
Canada-Chile join forces to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills
This environmental cooperation is designed to deliver significant environmental and health benefits and help Chile use landfill generated gas as an alternative clean energy source.
Uruguay's Minister of Agriculture on tackling enteric methane
As part of the project “Reducing Enteric Methane for improving food security and livelihoods”, Uruguay is identifying low-cost strategies to reduce methane emissions.
Partnering to scale up climate action by countries in the agricultural sectors
A side event at the 40th biennial FAO ministerial conference brought together high-level speakers and attendees to launch the new FAO Strategy on Climate Change and discuss in particular the role of strategic partnerships.
External news & mentions
If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle
The New York Times
View: Why heavy fuel oil must be banned in the Arctic right now
Your city could be exporting deadly air pollution – here’s why
Eradicating household air pollution will pay for itself
The World Bank