CCAC Newsletter February 2024


We bring you this newsletter fresh off the heels of the The Climate and Clean Air Conference 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya.

On day one, discussions recognised the need to integrate both quantitative and qualitative considerations into mitigation strategies and national planning efforts, and Representatives from various countries shared experiences in assessing sectoral contributions to SLCP emissions and implementing effective mitigation measures. On day two discussions centred on the imperative to build political support and mobilise finance on a larger scale to drive SLCP mitigation efforts and achieve global sustainability goals. Day three featured focused panels on household energy, waste, and, transport, as well as a closing session with special presentations from champion countries Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, and Vietnam.  You can read the press release on the Conference here, and full summaries of each day's discussions in the link below.

The Climate and Clean Air Conference took place in the lead-up to the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, which aims to raise the ambition on the triple planetary crises facing the world today. One of the major announcements from UNEA was the launch of Global WasteManagement Outlook (GWMO) 2024 – Beyond an age of waste: Turning rubbish into a resource.

The GWMO 2024 offers an updated assessment of global waste management and an analysis of data concerning municipal solid waste management worldwide. The report evaluates three potential scenarios of municipal waste generation and management, examining their impacts on society, the environment, and the global economy. It also presents potential strategies for waste reduction and enhanced management, following the waste hierarchy, to treat all waste materials as valuable resources.

In other news, following the recent launch of the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) platform, the CCAC co-hosted a webinar on using data tools to unlock climate finance for methane abatement in the livestock sector to acquaint stakeholders to the platform.

Also a reminder that the Global Methane Forum will take place next month in Geneva Switzerland. See further details and necessary links below.

Climate And Clean Air Conference Coverage

At the Climate and Clean Air Conference, attendees discussed progress on scaling up financing and implementing effective policies to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as cutting methane, black carbon and (HFCs), which are the fastest and cheapest way to reduce near-term warming and clean the air.

During the meeting, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the CCAC launched a new report, Used Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDVs) and the Environment, which reveals that CO2 emissions associated with heavy duty vehicles have surged by over 30% since 2000 and outlines a roadmap for reducing sector emissions through standardising, monitoring, and greening freight strategies.

Read the full press release from the conference here, and daily updates from day one, two, and three, here.

UnEA 6

UNEA-6 will focus on how multilateralism can help tackle the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. Backed by strong science, political resolve and engagement with society, the Assembly will be an opportunity for world governments, civil society groups, the scientific community and the private sector to shape the global environmental policy.

As the planet’s only universal membership forum for the environment, UNEA provides a unique platform for courageous decisions and new ideas to chart a bold plan of collective environmental action. In so doing, UNEA-6 will support the achievement of the sustainable development goals.

Follow the daily updates from UNEA 6 here.

Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO) 2024



Waste is a key sector for reducing SLCPs and creating a circular economy. The GWMO 2024 is a guide and call for action to catalyse collective efforts to support bold and transformative solutions, revert the adverse impacts of current waste management practices, and provide clear benefits to every individual living on this planet.


The findings of this report demonstrate that the world urgently needs to shift to a zero waste approach, while improving waste management to prevent significant pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and negative impacts to human health.

Download the full report here.

Bridging the Planning Gap to Deliver on Climate Targets



Clean Air Task Force (CATF) has launched a series of thematic Playbooks designed to empower national stakeholders across Europe to enhance their updated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) ahead of the June 2024 deadline.

The Playbooks assess draft NECPs and foster innovative approaches to help meet EU targets by focusing on thematic areas, including clean hydrogen, methane mitigation, carbon capture and storage, small modular reactors, and superhot rock geothermal energy.

Access the Playbooks here.

Latest News


Waste Q+A

Reducing Pollutant Emissions From the Waste Sector

The second in our Q+A series with experts in key SLCP sectors. This time we sat with Donovan Storey, Waste Expert at the UNEP-convened Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat to discuss the challenges and opportunities for emissions mitigation and circular economy solutions in the waste sector.  

Read the full Q+ A here

Webinar: Data tools to unlock climate finance for livestock development

Join us on 21 March for a webinar on harnessing data tools to unlock climate finance for methane abatement in the livestock sector.  Participants will gain valuable insights into leveraging data tools to build the case for investment in livestock development projects.

Full information here.

February 2024 Announcements

FONTAGRO call for innovative agricultural research projects from across Latin America and the Caribbean,

The call for submissions is being run by FONTAGRO and therefore open to government and non-government research organisations, national, regional and/or international institutions that are members of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB). It is important to note that organisations across the Caribbean that are not members of the IDB and wish to submit a proposal, should contact the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre directly at: lee.nelson [at] (lee[dot]nelson[at]nzagrc[dot]org[dot]nz)

The deadline for submitting projects is April 3rd 2024 at 3pm Eastern time in the USA.
Full details here.

Job Opening x 2
CCAC Junior Project Management Specialist + Project Management Specialist

The CCAC is hiring two new project management consultants, both based in Paris, France.
Full details and how to apply here.

Job Opening - CCAC National Project Coordinator for Liberia

The CCAC National Project Coordinator for Liberia will be responsible for providing support to the CCAC Focal Point at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Full details and to apply here.