Newsletter: June 2019



The Climate and Clean Air Coalition was present as five National Academies of Science and Medicine handed over a science-policy statement to senior UN representatives during a ceremony at United Nations headquarters in New York.



The Coalition's Action Programme to Address the 1.5˚C Challenge helps countries enhance ambition and act now. This quarter, we will focus on the Asia Pacific region. Here's how you can join our efforts:

Upcoming Events: Ministerial discussion and workshopThis 24-25 July, the Coalition will bring together leaders from the ASEAN region - plus China, India, Japan and Korea - to discuss how addressing local priorities like air pollution can contribute to global climate action. secretariat [at] (Contact us) for more details.

Expert review: Synergizing Environmental and Climate Actions ReportThe report summary will be open for expert review from 10 to 31 July. We welcome all interested partners to participate, or nominate a colleague, to review the ~70 page summary report by submitting the nomination form by 10 July.


National Academies of Sciences and Medicine issue urgent call to action on harmful air pollution

New international initiative stresses need for global action on air pollution and singles out short-lived climate pollutants as health impacts remain high.

Maldives’ first National Action Plan on Air Pollutants highlights local air pollution benefits of climate action                             The plan includes 28 mitigation measures to reduce emissions of air pollutants, short-lived climate pollutants, and carbon dioxide.


Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council of Ministers approves National SLCP Action Plan to improve air quality and fight climate change

The Federal Ministry of Environment's ambitious plan outlines 22 measures to improve air pollution and reduce the country’s contribution to climate change.

Central American countries advance the integration of climate and air quality at the regional level                          

Countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) have set out a road map to build an integrated plan for climate change and air quality in an integrated manner.


India joins the Climate and Clean Air Coalition

India becomes the 65th country to join the partnership, committing to international effort for clean air and a safe climate .

World Environment Day message from UN Secretary General António Guterres

The UN Secretary General called on all countries to act decisively to improve air quality and fight climate change: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants.

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