The United Nations Environment Programme and Climate and Clean Air Coalition will host a detailed discussion of how reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) contributes to the post-2015 Development Agenda and delivers on multiple Sustainable Development Goals. It will also showcase the exciting work that CCAC Partners, sub-national groups, and cities are taking to address the challenge of SLCPs today and in the near-term.
Acting on SLCPs in key sectors has the potential to reduce projected warming by 0.6°C by 2050, avoid millions of premature deaths from air pollution annually, avoid millions of tonnes of annual crop losses, and increase energy efficiency. SLCP mitigation measures, including in energy, transport, waste management and agriculture, will have direct multiple benefits over and above those mediated through air pollution reductions.
The speakers will present specific SLCP mitigation measures, demonstrate their contribution to different goals and targets under the SDGs, and highlight indicators that will allow measurable progress toward achieving multiple targets and goals.
The event will be broadcasted on UN web TV.