The agriculture and waste sectors were a key focus at COP23. At the Coalition's High Level Assembly, partners resolved to take action to reduce methane and black carbon emissions from the sectors in the Bonn Communique. Conference parties, through contributions from the Coalition, approved a landmark decision to "jointly address issues related to agriculture”.

The BreatheLife campaign continued to gain momentum, with WHO, UN Environment, CCAC, ICLEI and the Network of regional governments for Sustainable Development discussing air pollution health impacts in multiple COP23 side events, and 10 new regions joining the BreatheLife network.

#BeatPollution is the theme of the upcoming 3rd UN Environment Assembly where Coalition partners will organise a session at the Science Policy Business Forum and a high-level side event on fast action. Please spread the word and join if you will be in Nairobi!

Helena Molin Valdes - Climate & Clean Air Coalition Secretariat

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Coalition ministers prioritise reducing emissions from agriculture and municipal solid waste

Partners signed onto the Coalition’s Bonn Communiqué in which countries resolved to develop policies and measures to reduce methane and black carbon emissions from the agriculture and municipal solid waste sectors.


Inaugural Climate and Clean Air Awards celebrate actions to protect the climate and reduce air pollution

The first ever Climate and Clean Air Awards were presented to seven winners at a ceremony at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The awards recognize exceptional contributions and actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.


Regional governments act to clean the air for 35 million citizens

Ten regions, representing over 3,000 municipalities from eight countries join the BreatheLife campaign. The regions are taking over 100 key measures to mitigate air pollution.


Climate and Clean Air Coalition wins Ozone Award for Political Leadership

The Coalition was recognized for efforts that led to the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol. Coalition Ministers were at the forefront to encourage the world to get the Amendment.


For Fiji’s sake, Cut the Carbons

The simple human act of lighting a fire releases black carbon, CO2, methane, and other climate pollutants that increase melting in the Arctic and endanger human health. But with these few simple steps, we can greatly reduce their emissions from wood burning.


Eight energy companies sign Guiding Principles to reduce methane emissions

BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall committed to reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. The companies also agreed to encourage others to do the same.


Sustainable air conditioning technologies will help phase-down HFCs

Nearly 30 international experts presented on the latest advancements in HFC alternative technologies for the air conditioning sector and topics related to safety, operation performance energy efficiency, and technology deployment.

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