CCAC Africa Integrated Assessment first meeting

South Africa

In 2019 the Climate and Clean Air Coalition launched its scientific assessment on climate and clean air for Africa which aims to:

  • Determine how development in Africa can proceed at the same time as limiting air pollution and its negative impact on health, agriculture and the environment, and
  • Understand the potential to mitigate climate change in the near term, and its implications for adaptation to climate change in Africa.

Through the Africa assessment the CCAC will develop a scientifically robust and policy-relevant integrated assessment with African stakeholders during 2019 to 2021. Results from the assessment will provide a framework for national and local actions and will underpin regional co-operation on implementing measures to reduce near-term warming and air pollution impacts as measures to tackle climate change.

This assessment is particularly significant to Africa where emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) like black carbon and methane is very high due to dependence on wood fuel for cooking and the open dumping of waste.

This work will drive towards a tailored package of solutions for climate and clean air for the region which links effectively to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Africa Union Agenda 2063 and national level prioritized climate actions. The  intergrated assessment process will bring together technical experts from across the region to discuss possible solutions, taking into consideration the data, experience and local development priorities.


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