Newsletter: End of Year 2022


2022: A look back at our achievements

2022 was a pivotal year for the CCAC and for action on short-lived climate pollutants, from holding the first CCAC-GMI Global Methane, Climate, and Clean Air Forum to reaching the milestone of 150 Global Methane Pledge signatories. We released new research, launched new projects, and supported national policy and legislation.

More and more countries committed to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, and to quickly slow climate change by including SLCP actions in their NDCs, signing onto the GMP, and acting towards existing commitments. New regulations passed in CCAC partner countries were a clear sign that our financial and technical support will lead to concrete and lasting impact.

We’re continuing to work towards that impact. In 2022, we implemented new tools and support mechanisms that allow us to deliver faster action and help our partners achieve our shared goals. We launched 48 projects to support national policy, planning, and sectoral mitigation – more than ever before – and have an even more ambitious workplan in 2023, thanks to over $46 million in contributions and pledges from our donors to support the CCAC Board’s $150 million goal.

But 2022 also showed us how much work we have ahead of us if we’re going to achieve our 2030 goal of reducing SLCP emissions to keep the planet and its people healthy. We have to pick up the pace. We call on and count on our partners from around the world to help us make 2023 the CCAC’s most impactful year yet.

Find out more below and in our annual report.


Key results: Our partners in action

In 2022, our partners put plans into action, taking steps to reduce SLCPs from priority sectors including fossil fuels, waste, and transportation. In doing so, they have set an example of the national results that can be achieved through integrated climate and clean air planning. 

Kenya signed Waste Management Bill into law

The Sustainable Waste Management Act, signed on July 7, institutes the legal and institutional framework to manage the country’s waste sustainably and effectively. 

Colombia mandated methane emissions reductions in the fossil fuel sector

The new regulation addresses both flaring and fugitive methane emissions, issues which are typically addressed in a siloed manner. 

Morocco endorsed its national SLCP action plan

The endorsed plan will help to protect citizens against the negative health and economic effects of air pollution while contributing to international climate commitments under the Paris Agreement. 

Côte d'Ivoire’s updated NDC integrated climate and clean air

The country’s recent Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submission aims to cut black carbon by 58% and methane by 30% by 2030. 

Driving high-level ambition

Climate & Clean Air Ministerial

Ministers from 40+ countries came together during COP27, committing to advance mitigation solutions through innovation, and to mobilize financing for implementation. $6.75 million in contributions to the CCAC Trust Fund were pledged, reaffirming commitments to reduce SLCPs by 2030. 

Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum

This first-of-its-kind event brought together political and scientific leaders from around the world to accelerate SLCP emissions reductions. High-level dialogues, sector deep dives, and financing sessions shaped the strategic direction of climate and clean air action in the years to come. 

New tools & research