Newsletter: January 2021

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The Earth has warmed by about 1˚C since 1880. Methane is responsible for just under half – roughly 0.4˚C – of this warming, and emissions are among the fastest growing worldwide.

Besides slowing down near-term global warming, reducing methane would rapidly lead to improved air and water quality and increased crop yields. The solutions to reduce emissions are also cost-effective and accessible.

From Europe to the US, countries are making methane reductions a priority. In 2021, the CCAC will support more countries to take action and release new tools and resources, including a methane assessment and an online platform for evaluating the costs and benefits of methane mitigation measures.

More about methane

 

CCAC Announcement

Seeking next Head of Secretariat Interested in a dynamic senior position as part of a fantastic team? The Climate & Clean Air Coalition is seeking its next Head of the Secretariat. The position is based in UNEP in Paris. Job opening closes 23 February. Application details

New resource Methane Science Studies Prevalent methane emissions are not isolated to distant oil and gas producing countries or remote wells; they can be found right on our doorstep. A new CCAC study using vehicles outfitted with sophisticated sensors measured methane emissions at street level in the Dutch city of Utrecht and in Hamburg, Germany. Read more  
Our partners in action

Chile increases climate change ambition with black carbon target

Chile’s revised NDC commits to reducing black carbon emissions by 25% by 2030, providing important benefits for health alongside climate mitigation.

Latest U.S. Pandemic Relief Bill Includes HFC Phasedown

The bill provides for federal authority to phase down HFC production and consumption in line with the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

A look at France's climate and clean air actions since 2012

France has show continued commitment to reducing SLCPs since joining the Coalition, including in its recovery plan to address the economic consequences of COVID-19.

CCAC supporting the implementation of Bangladesh's SLCP strategy

Bangladesh is one of the countries on the frontlines of climate change. The country is taking action through its national SLCP plan, which will be included in its revised NDC.

Jobs & funding

Vacancy: Methane Consultant The CCAC’s Mineral Methane Initiative is seeking a consultant to support its work to reduce global methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Apply by 9 February.

Vacancy: OGMP Technical Advisor The Consultant will provide technical backstopping to the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) team and contribute to the coordination and development of the technical guidance document and analysis of the companies reports. Apply by 9 February.

Call for proposals: Author a guide on the inclusion of air pollutants in climate change MRV frameworks ICAT and the CCAC have opened a Call for Proposals for a qualified partner (or consortium of partners) to develop a guide on including SLCPs and air pollutants in climate change MRV frameworks. Apply by 9 February.

 

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