Newsletter: September 2017

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Thanks to all of our partners and associates who contributed to the 21st Working Group and several exciting discussions and workshops in Paris this 21-29 September.

It was a packed week! We launched the Soot-Free Bus Industry Partnership with four manufacturers, C-40, ICCT and UN Environment, in an effort to scale up available technology and make clean urban mobility accessible to all. We also co-hosted the first meeting of the Global Urban Air-Pollution Observatory (GUAPO) with the City of Paris. New York City and the World Health Organization co-chaired and a panel of experts and 15 cities, including Abidjan, Beijing, Tokyo and Santiago, discussed how to best improve urban air quality.

Partners met to discuss progress in the initiatives, and 32 countries took part in a two-day SNAP workshop to update each other on their national plans and inventories related to short-lived climate pollutants, as well as discuss approaches to address financing, agriculture, municipal solid waste, clean transport and cookstoves in their plans.

Together, we will help to BreatheLife into our communities, in a clear pathway for near-term climate and sustainable development action.Helena Molin Valdes Climate & Clean Air Coalition secretariat

Coalition news

Highlights from the 21st Meeting of the Coalition Working Group

The Working Group considered preparations for the CCAC High Level Assembly, with a focus on agriculture and waste; the pathway approach for near-term climate and sustainable development benefits; and scaled up financing to reduce SLCPs.

Bus Manufacturers Commit to Bring Cleaner ‘Soot-Free’ Buses to 20 Megacities

Four of the world’s largest bus and engine manufacturers have committed today to make it easier for major cities to purchase buses equipped with low emissions technologies.

Washington D.C. Joins BreatheLife Campaign

Washington DC's Mayor, Muriel Bowser, announced the District’s designation as a BreatheLife City on Car Free Day, as part of the Administration’s continuing efforts to reduce air pollution.

Canada & Rwanda Urge Rapid Ratification of Kigali Amendment

On the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, leaders call for the world's nations to quickly ratify an international agreement that could prevent up to half a degree of global warming this century.

After 30 years of healing the ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol takes on climate change

Celebrated as an example of exceptional international cooperation, the Montreal Protocol was the first treaty to achieve universal ratification. Now we look to the protocol to cut HFCs by more than 80% over the next 30 years.

Top Scientists: Reducing Short-lived Climate Pollutants is Key to Keep Warming Below 2˚C

Two new studies find that global leaders can meet their Paris Agreement pledge to limit global temperature to less than 2˚C above pre-industrial levels, but only if the world quickly pursues three cooling approaches.

New WHO report: Air pollution is a leading contributor to non-communicable diseases

Globally 23% of all deaths could be prevented through healthier environments. Growing evidence indicates that early life exposure to chemicals and air pollutants increases the lifetime risk of developing NCDs.

External news & mentions
Upcoming events

Webinar - Energía para cocinar y cambio climático 4 October, 21:00 GMT+2Webinar - The Air Pollution and Climate Change Nexus: SLCPs as a Double Trigger for Action 5 October, 12:30 GMTSeoul Mayor’s Forum 19-20 October - Seoul, Republic of KoreaClean Cooking Forum 24-26 October - New Delhi, IndiaCOP23 6-17 November - Bonn, GermanyClean Air Forum 16-17 November - Paris, FranceClean Air Forum Sustainable Technologies for Air Conditioning Workshop 18 November - Montreal, Canada  

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