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Emissions of short-lived climate pollutants - such as black carbon, methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - and associated emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants are harming millions of people around the world through their direct and indirect impacts on human health, agriculture, ecosystems, and the climate.
Compelling scientific evidence indicates that fast action to control these pollutants can deliver substantial climate and air quality benefits. Achieving these would require action at the national scale, where decisions are often made.
The Coalition’s SNAP (Supporting National Action and Planning) Initiative is a collaborative programme aimed at supporting the efforts of the Coalition's state partners to scale up action in a coordinated and prioritized way. This includes helping countries assess their mitigation options to respond in a more prioritised, targeted and cost-effective manner and address the challenges to implementation.
Our work is a mix of technical assistance and financial support that strengthens countries’ capacity to undertake an integrated analysis of greenhouse gases alongside all aerosols and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Through this integrated analysis, countries identify national opportunities for action for both climate and development that can inform other planning processes, such as NDCs and national development plans.
Guidance materials we have developed are used alongside the “LEAP-IBC” tool to assess the impact of mitigation scenarios on climate, air pollution and crop yields. To inspire others and share good practices, we showcase countries’ efforts and actively promote regional cooperation with other global initiatives.
The goal of the SNAP Initiative is to develop capacity within partner countries for effective national planning as a foundation for rapid and large-scale implementation of short-lived climate pollutant mitigation. The initiative has three key objectives:
Since its launch in 2013, the SNAP Initiative has developed a methodology and set of tools to support countries in short-lived climate pollutant planning efforts. Key achievements include:
Lead Partner: A Coalition partner with an active role in coordinating, monitoring and guiding the work of an initiative.
Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.
This guidance document provides a practical framework that can be used to identify, prioritise and include mitigation measures that can increase a country’s climate change mitigation ambition...
This document (2021 update) sets out to guide countries wishing to develop national plans to implement Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) strategies.
This SNAP guidance document outlines...
This factsheet describes the key features of the LEAP-IBC tool. The Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) - Integrated Benefits Calculator (IBC) is an integrated planning tool to help...
Presentation materials and the recording of the webinar "Advancing National SLCP Planning and Implementation in West African States" held on 6 May 2022.
This event brought together...
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Case Study: Recommendations for combined climate change and air pollution mitigation measures in the Dominican Republic
Case Study: Opportunities from taking integrated actions on air pollution and climate change in Mongolia
This document presents a strategy to incorporate SLCP mitigation into policy processes and strategy development in Costa Rica, including the revision of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)...
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