Newsletter: March 2022


Celebrating a decade of climate & clean air action

The Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) marked its 10-year anniversary with a special Ministerial meeting on April 1st. The meeting brought together current and former members to celebrate the power of the CCAC partnership, its new 2030 Strategy, and recently announced support to the Global Methane Pledge.

The special Ministerial meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the CCAC's role in helping countries achieve critical reductions in methane, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and black carbon by 2030. These efforts will be supported by $11 million in new funding announced during the meeting and through the strengthened commitment indicated by CCAC leaders.

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10-year highlights

Countries around the world are adopting an integrated approach to climate and air quality policy that delivers local, near-term public health and development benefits.

Since 2012, the CCAC has worked with 37 countries to show how integrated planning can tackle the climate and clean air crises at the same time, while maximising resources, benefits, and impact.

Our Partners explain how the CCAC's unique approach to planning has helped them capture the multiple benefits that can be achieved by reducing short-lived pollutants.

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Our partners in action

Cambodia: Advancing climate and clean air action through its Clean Air Plan

The Clean Air Plan of Cambodia adopted in 2021 identifies activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

Peru: Ambitions to improve the waste sector

Peru's waste actions include accelerating organic waste treatment projects and landfill gas capture by developing a national organic waste strategy.

Micronesia: Recognizing the importance of fast climate action to protect small island states

A CCAC partner since 2021, the Federated States of Micronesia's SLCP actions include piloting HFC-alternative cooling technologies and improving waste management.

Pakistan: Integrating SLCPs into climate change and air quality plans

Through CCAC funding, Pakistan is developing policy recommendations to integrate SLCP mitigation measures into national and provincial air quality and climate change plans.

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