This month, we feature activities in Nigeria and Peru that build capacity and institutional coordination to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. They work with the Coalition initiatives that support national planning (SNAP), household energy, and others.

Efforts to reduce black carbon emissions will be greatly helped thanks to new standards for measuring emissions. The Heavy Duty Diesel Initiative released a new report on black carbon emissions from ships (by ICCT) and the Coalition’s Scientific Advisory Panel convened a first workshop to determine near-term metrics for accounting and reporting in black carbon and methane interventions (a report will soon follow).

Actions on short-lived climate pollutants will improve air quality, climate and quality of life, and we were proud to see three Coalition projects featured in the March BBC series, So I can breathe. New studies also revealed more about the dangers air pollution poses to public health, linking black carbon and PM2.5 to preterm births, infant mortality, and even drug-resistant bacteria.

In April the Coalition will meet up in Santiago, Chile, for the Science Policy Dialogue, the Working Group, and initiative activities. Stay tuned.

Helena Molin Valdes
Head of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition Secretariat

Black carbon ships

New research on black carbon emission factors from ships

A series of real-world tests have revealed the many factors that impact how much black carbon a ship emits, including the quality of the fuel and the age of the engine. 

> Read more

Nigeria clean cooking project

Nigerian women taking bold action to reduce household air pollution

The Rural Women for Energy Security (RUWES), a sisterhood of over 2 million Nigerian women, is taking control of household energy decisions by creating clean energy enterprises, training women in the manufacturing and maintenance of clean cookstoves and solar systems, and by creating a network of women entrepreneurs.   

> Read more

Preterm births - air pollution

Study links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year

A study led by a team from The Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York, found that about 18% of the world’s pre-term births were associated with outdoor exposure to fine particulate matter. Results suggest that addressing major sources of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) – from diesel vehicles, to agricultural waste-burning, could save babies’ lives and improve health outcomes.

> Read more

Peru workshop on short-lived climate pollutants

Peru's Ministries of Energy and Environment join forces to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants

A recent workshop brought together government representatives from Mexico, Chile and Peru to strengthen their skills in the use of a tool that helps the planning of national SLCP reductions. Known as the Long Range Energy Alternatives Planning system-Integrated Benefits Calculator, the tool helps countries estimate the impacts of SLCP emissions on health, crop loss and climate change.

> Read more


Don’t pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children’s health 
World Health Organisation

Rebuilding Nepal’s brick kilns
CCAC project featured in the BBC series “So I Can Breathe”

Changing traditional cookstoves in India
CCAC project featured in the BBC series “So I Can Breathe”

New resources

Upcoming Events

Back to Top