As the Coalition gears up to launch our 2030 Strategy, the Working Group met to discuss the challenges and opportunities to reduce methane, the fastest growing short-lived climate pollutant.
Special announcements from the Working Group included the launch of a 2021 call for proposals to support national action under the CCAC Action Programme to Address the 1.5 C Challenge, a new pledge from Sweden, and US Senior Advisor and White House Liaison for Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Rick Duke, replacing Janine Kuriger of Switzerland as Co-Chair.
Global Methane Assessment now available
Urgent steps must be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade. To put the world on a path consistent with the Paris Agreement 1.5˚C target, methane emissions must be reduced by 45% by 2030 relative to projected levels. This can be achieved using solutions available today and will offer immediate, long-lasting benefits not only for the climate, but also agriculture, human and ecosystem health.
Our partners in action
In 2017, Chile and Canada partnered to reduce emissions from the waste sector and achieve Chile’s NDC. The resulting Reciclo Organicos Programme has generated significant outcomes, including methane reductions equivalent to 7.1 megatons of carbon, and counting.
Recognizing the vital role of short-lived climate pollutants to climate action, CCAC partner Germany includes these pollutants in their broader climate change and clean air agenda and champions SLCP mitigation around the world.
For the past two years, CCAC partners have mapped open burning practices in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria using satellite-derived analytics. This work was complemented in 2021 with virtual training in Nigeria on open-source satellite active fire products.
A demonstration project in Indonesia is illustrating how institutional strengthening and assessment tools can support countries to set ambitious mitigation targets. This project aims to provide approaches that can be replicated throughout the South East Asia region.
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.
The Action Programme to Address the 1.5˚C Challenge is launching a $1,000,000 call for proposals for projects that support national or regional actions to reduce SLCPs. Eligible applicants are invited to apply anytime before 31 August.
The CCAC is seeking an intern to support activities including analysis and synthesis of scientific research, provide inputs to science-policy briefings, and prepare summaries of the CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel meetings.
The UNDP Mongolia Country Office invites international candidates to send their applications for the assignment of Greenhouse Gas Inventory Consultant. Deadline to apply is 8 June.
The Associate will be involved in the day-to-day work of implementing virtual workshop series activities for the Clean Cooking Alliance's E&I Standards and Research portfolio. The announcement will remain open until the position is filled.
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