CCAC at COP28 - Daily Updates: 5 December

by CCAC Secretariat - 5 December, 2023
A summary of developments from 5th day of COP28, 2023

“Tackling methane will have a massive near-term impact on keeping 1.5 within reach. And that's why I am putting it at the top of my agenda. In fact, it has been one of my top priorities as the COP Presidency, and we made it be very high and a top priority for everyone.” - Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, COP28 President at 4th December Press Conference.

At today’s COP28 Global Methane Pledge Ministerial, Ministers welcomed transformational national actions and catalytic grant funding to deliver on the goal to cut methane at least 30 percent by 2030.


“The stakes are huge and the world is watching us. Let's roll up our sleeves and really get the job done. That would be the great mark of COP28.” - Quote from John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate at the opening of the Global Methane Pledge Ministerial.


John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission, Executive Vice President; Kadri Simson, European Commission, Commissioner for Energy; Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UN Environment Programme; and Andrew Yatilman, Secretary Department of Environment & Emergency Management, Federated States of Micronesia opened the Ministerial.


Stefan Wenzel, State Secretary, Germany; Demetrios Papathanasiou, the Global Director for the World Bank's Energy and Extractives Global Practice; and Marcelo Mena, Chief Executive Officer, the Global Methane Hub announced new funding and institutional commitments through the Methane Finance Sprint.


Alexandre Silveira, Minister of Mines and Energy, Brazil; Tarek el Molla, Minister of Petroleum, Egypt; and Ekperikpe EkpoIndonesia, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria, made announcement on accelerating methane reduction in the oil and gas sector to eliminate 0.1 warming by 2050.


Alue Dohong, Deputy Minister of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia; Henri Bruxelles, Chief Sustainability Officer, Danone; Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Google; and Hilen Meirovich, Head of Climate Change, Inter-American Development Bank, discussed how they are advancing food security and health while reducing methane in agriculture and waste sectors.


Read the Fact sheet on Highlights from 2023 Global Methane Pledge Ministerial for detailed highlights and exact financial figures of contributions, achievements and announcements.


Co-chairs of the steering committee members and coordinators of the Integrated Assessment of Air Pollution and Climate Change for Sustainable Development in Africa released an article about the Assessment and how it links to the necessity to link climate and health.


The Scaling up finance for climate and air pollution together: A matter of health underscored the interlinkages between climate and clean air, emphasizing targeted solutions that yield health and sustainable development benefits. Countries showcased integrated planning and policies in their nationally determined contributions, highlighting how political commitment unlocks investments for real-world public health improvements. The event concluded with a call to action for scaling up finance to address climate and air pollution together.

Methane Moment with Jonathan Banks of Clean Air Task Force
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Methane Moment with Bella Tonkonogy of Director of Climate Policy Initiative
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