Yuka Greiler, Head of Division Global Programme Climate Change and Environment, Switzerland, took on the role of Co-chair of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition this October. Yuka replaces Charles Haines from Canada in the position and joins current Co-Chair, Alice Kaudia, from Kenya:
I am honoured to be the new co-chair of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. This coalition is a coalition of champions. Over the last couple of years it has put short-lived climate pollutants on national and subnational agendas. Now we have the new IPCC Special Report on 1.5C which calls for speed and urgency – and this is making our work and role even more relevant!
Change always happens with a small group of people, institutions and countries who lead the way. With this coalition we have the nexus of scientific evidence for policy and action. It is a unique setup, a setup of actors which can deliver in these three areas.
As co-chair I would like us to remember the millions of people who can and should benefit from this work. They may not be here, or obvious to us in our day-to-day work, but we should visualize them watching us, and demanding efficiency, effectiveness and results.
The Coalition has a challenge going forward. We need to think of the financial sustainability of the CCAC. We need to collectively think about how we fund this partnership over the next two years and how to get larger contributions to carry on this important work. I am confident looking at our track record that we can do this.
As the baton is passed to Switzerland I would like to express my deep thanks to Canada for the excellent job it has done in chairing this coalition and the dedication and leadership it has shown. They have been there since the beginning, they are one of the largest contributors to the CCAC Trust Fund and they have acted, at all levels, nationally and internationally, to further the cause to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. We thank them and look forward to their continued contribution as an important partner to this coalition.
New Report Outlines Air Pollution Measures that can Save Millions of Lives and Slow Climate Change
The report is the first comprehensive scientific assessment of the air pollution outlook in Asia and the Pacific. It details 25 policy and technological measures that will deliver benefits across sectors.
IPCC 1.5°C Report: Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants necessary to achieve 1.5°C climate goal
The special report 'Global Warming of 1.5°C' says emissions of methane and black carbon need to be reduced by 35% or more by 2050. This will encourage countries to ramp up efforts to reduce SLCPs.
CCAC Working Group Meets in Thailand
Partners shared updates on their work to integrate air pollution and climate actions and discussed efforts to ramp up ambition to reduce SLCPs following the IPCC 1.5C report release.
3 Charts Explain One of the Most Overlooked Opportunities to Address Climate Change and Poverty
New WRI/Oxfam working paper explains why reducing SLCPs should be part of every country's climate and development agendas, and how countries' NDCs can produce effective, equitable actions.
Soot-Free Transport in Southeast Asia and South America
The Coalition and partner ICCT sponsored regional meetings in Southeast Asia and South America to define the regions' first technical workplans towards soot-free transport.
Clinicians mobilize against air pollution through new global coalition
New coalition brings together doctors, nurses and public health practitioners around the globe to advocate for aggressive clean air policies that protect health.
- WHO’s First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health: 30 October- 1 November, Geneva, Switzerland
- ESMAP Brown Bag Lunch | Do Quality Efficient Biomass Stoves Sell? Lessons Learned from Uganda: November 5, 12:00pm- 1:30pm EST
- Clean Cooking Investment Forum 2018: 5 - 6 November, Kigali, Rwanda
- ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 2018: 13 - 15 November, Dakar, Senegal
- 10th Better Air Quality Conference: 14 - 16 November, Kuching, Malaysia
- 10th CCAC High Level Assembly: 11 December, Katowice, Poland
This report identifies 25 clean air measures that can positively impact human health, crop yields, climate change and socio-economic development, as well as contribute to achieving the Sustainable...
The Climate & Clean Air Coalition’s “Talanoa Statement” expresses a commitment to lead global actions that can avoid 0.6 degrees Celsius of temperature increase between now and 2050, through...
Reducing poverty, improving health and livelihoods, and enhancing the resiliency of vulnerable communities are moral imperatives of our times. Indeed, they are central goals of governments,...
Oak Foundation: Not-for-profit organisations who have not been invited to apply by a programme officer can submit unsolicited requests for funding through a letter of enquiry process.
Ashden awards: This year's competition features a clean cooking category in recognition of organizations accelerating the uptake of solutions that reduce indoor air pollution, improve health and protect the environment. Closing 6 November 2018.
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- To Address the Climate Crisis, We Must Completely Rethink How We Produce and Consume Food - In These Times
- India is trying to prevent apocalyptic air pollution. Step 1: Stop farmers from burning their fields. - Washington Post
- Not Just CO2: These Climate Pollutants Also Must Be Cut to Keep Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees - Inside Climate News
- Gearing up for change: transport sector feels the heat over emissions - BreatheLife2030