Newsletter: August 2021


US begins tenure as CCAC co-chair

For the next two years, Rick Duke, Senior Director and White House Liaison for the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, will serve as co-chair of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition alongside Peter Dery from Ghana's Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

In an interview, Duke explains what he's looking forward to accomplishing, why methane is most critical to prevent near-term warming, and why the Coalition is well-placed to lead that fight.

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Focus on methane

International Methane Emissions Observatory

The observatory, established by the European Commission and UNEP, will collect and verify methane emissions data to support targeted abatement action. Brendan Devlin of the Commission's Directorate-General for Energy explains the important role methane must play in reaching global climate targets while reducing pollution and improving development.

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Chile Charts successful Climate and Clean Air Integration

Since partnering with the CCAC, Chile has expanded its electric bus fleet, implemented taxes on local pollutants, and committed to cutting black carbon emissions in its NDC.

The UK continues to strengthen its climate policies, SLCP action

Efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutant emissions, including commitments made through the CCAC, will significantly contribute to reaching the UK’s climate targets.

Accelerating action on transport and energy emissions in Central America

CCAC funding will be used to help SICA member countries incorporate transport actions into their updated NDCs and develop a regional action plan for implementing soot-free vehicle technologies and harmonizing diesel fuel and vehicle standards.

Uganda Joins CCAC, aiming to improve air pollution monitoring while heightening the ambition of their NDCs

With the CCAC's support, Uganda is in the process of completing a national Greenhouse Gas Inventory and a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system. With the CCAC’s support, they hope to integrate SLCPs into their national development plan.

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