Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society. The Coalition is government-led but is highly cooperative and voluntary.

IGSD is a non-state partner of the CCAC.

CCAC Objectives

The Coalition’s initial focus is on methane, black carbon, and HFCs. At the same time, partners recognize that action on short-lived climate pollutants must complement and supplement, not replace, global action to reduce carbon dioxide, in particular efforts under the UNFCCC.

The Coalition’s objectives are to address short-lived climate pollutants by:

  • Raising awareness of short-lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategies
  • Enhancing and developing new national and regional actions, including by identifying and overcoming barriers, enhancing capacity, and mobilizing support
  • Promoting best practices and showcasing successful efforts

Improving scientific understanding of short-lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategiesThe Coalition serves as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short-lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.

CCAC Initiatives

Since the Coalition’s launch in February 2012, the partners have been working to identify quick-start actions that will ensure rapid delivery of scaled-up climate and clean air benefits by reducing key short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

These initiatives seek to promote near-term reductions of short-lived climate pollutants at a substantial scale worldwide, and to engage high-level stakeholders: