Newsletter: February 2019

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Message from the Secretariat

Two landmark reports last year, the IPCC's Global Warming of 1.5 ºC and UN Environemnt's 2018 Emissions Gap report, confirmed that meeting the Paris Agreement temperature goals, and preventing future climate catastrophes, cannot happen without fast action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. In a few days, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition will kick off our ‘Action Programme to Address the 1.5 Degree Challenge’ that will give countries a platform and roadmap to fast track action on these pollutants over the next decade.

Our first Action Programme event will take place at the UNFCCC Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire, partner countries receiving support from our National Planning / SNAP Initiative, will present their plans to leverage short-lived climate pollutant mitigation actions to deliver on climate and development commitments and call on others in the region to follow their lead.

The Coalition is looking to enable further action in the region with an integrated assessment of air pollution and climate change in Africa. The 2-year assessment will provide much needed insight into emissions throughout the continent and the development benefits that integrated mitigation strategies would bring to the region. This work will be launched at the first ever Coalition Working Group meeting held on the African continent, in Nairobi, Kenya, 6-8 March.

We will continue to highlight the work of our partners in Africa and around the world, as we roll out the Action Programme in other regions. The hard work is only just beginning. Get ready for a busy and exciting year!

  

Latest news

Asia leapfrogging to zero-tailpipe emissions to beat air pollution

State-of-the-art policies, plans, and opportunities are available for mainstreaming electric mobility in the region.

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World Green Building Council joins the Coalition

Catriona Brady, Head of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People global project, outlines the role buildings play in solving the global air pollution crisis.

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Air pollution is choking Bangkok, but a solution is in reach

UN Environment and the CCAC are working with agencies in Thailand to implement clean air measures that will substantially reduce PM2.5 levels.

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Mongolia ramps up spending on air pollution action in 2019

Mongolia to spend over four times the annual average over the last decade on tackling air pollution.

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WHO Asia-Pacific centre for environment and health to open in Seoul this year

The Centre will work towards WHO’s targets across three key areas, in line with relevant Sustainable Development Goals.

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A 10-step plan for [the US] Congress to save the climate

Professor V. Ramanathan recommends actions that could have a major impact in slowing warming and coping with climate and weather extremes.

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Welcome to our newest partners

State partner

Kingdom of Eswatini

Non-state partner

World Green Building Council

Upcoming events
Resources
Funds, grants & awards

Financing opportunities for mitigation activities after 2020 The KliK Foundation invites private organisations and government agencies to apply as partners for the procurement of ITMOs by submitting an Expression of Interest. Deadline: 1 March 2019.Details →

Request for proposals The Clean Cooking Alliance is seeking qualified experts to conduct a field study to provide emissions performance metrics of stove/fuel combinations and fuel consumption in homes in Haiti. Deadline: 24 March, 2019Details →

Call for proposals: EU Global Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) for sustainable energy The EU is launching a new global Technical Assistance Facility in response to partners’ requests and to cover existing needs for policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building in support of regulatory reforms and investments in sustainable energy.Details →

15th EEP Africa Call for Proposals EEP Africa is looking for applications that propose and test innovative and best practise approaches to promote gender inclusion and create opportunities for women in the clean energy sector whilst also supporting the core business objectives of the applicants. Deadline: 2 April, 2019Details →

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