Message from the secretariat

Record-breaking temperatures, unprecedented Arctic wildfires and the Covid-19 pandemic are all warnings that we must change our relationship with nature and address the climate crisis. 

While many countries are still fighting the pandemic, we must not forget that there are even bigger challenges in the form of climate change just around the corner. 

Covid-19 recovery plans provide a major opportunity to reduce the risks of both pandemics and climate disasters. The CCAC’s approach to accelerating climate action with multiple benefits and cleaner air is indeed one of the strategies to consider for the post pandemic recovery - and is supported by multiple scientists and experts as a solution for reducing emissions while stimulating the economy. 

CCAC partners are working now to develop an ambitious strategy to realise our 2030 Vision for an atmosphere that enables people and the planet to thrive, with warming limited to 1.5ºC and drastically reduced air pollution. 

Partners are currently commenting on the draft strategy and a sector analysis, which will help us define our priorities for the future. The final strategy will be shared with all later this year. 

Together we will catalyse action to raise ambition. 

Helena Molin Valdes,
Head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat

Latest news

Oil & gas, Agriculture and Waste sectors

2020 Global Methane Budget shows methane emissions heading in the wrong direction with fossil fuel and agriculture sources leading the way

Atmospheric methane concentrations are rising faster than at any time in the past two decades. The fossil fuel, agriculture and waste sectors are equally responsible.

Black carbon measurements, Colombia

CCAC and CAEM project for mitigating brick sector pollution receives Sustainable Development Goals Award

The project hasmobilised players from throughout the bricks sector to promote sustainable production processes in Colombia.

Outdoor air conditioning units

Efficient, Climate-friendly Cooling Would Avoid up to 0.4˚C of Warming by 2100 and Save Trillions of Dollars

Coordinated action on energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could avoid as much as 460 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the next four decades, according to new report.

Afar tribesman with his cattle, Afar region, Ethiopia. Photo: Eric Lafforgue

Reducing Emissions Intensity to Feed the Planet— Now and in the Future                             

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is working to intensify dairy and meat production with the fewest greenhouse gas emissions possible. 

Peter Dery, CCAC Co-Chair

The CCAC welcomes Ghana's Peter Dery as Co-Chair 

Mr Dery replaces Albert Magalang from the Philippines in the position and joins current Co-Chair Janine Kuriger, from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Photo by Carlos Felipe Pardo. Used under Creative Commons licence/CC BY 2.0.

Santiago de Cali and Aburrá Valley lead efforts in Colombia to calculate health burdens of air pollution

BreatheLife partners work with Colombian regions to build capacity to estimate health impacts of policies to improve air quality and its importance to building support for change

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Funds, grants & awards

Energy Catalyst round 8: clean energy access, feasibility projects

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Competition closes Wednesday, 16 September. 

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Call for projects: Sustainable refrigeration and air-conditioning

The French Facility for Global Environment call for projects is aimed at supporting innovations in “Sustainable refrigeration and air-conditioning” in developing countries. The French Facility will contribute between €500,000 and €3,000,000 per project. Call closes October 2020. 

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