The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is involved in many events during the Climate Conference in Bonn starting this week (COP23, 6-17 November). You can find an overview of our activities and updates on our website.
At COP 23 the Coalition aims to increase ambition for fast action and showcase a near term pathway to keep global temperature increases well below 2˚Celsius. A special side event on the pathway will be held on November 10th.
The Coalition is also contributing to the Marrakech Partnership Global Climate Action agenda, as co-organizers for the Industry and Agriculture days, and as a partner speaker on Green Freight during Transport day. And, we are co-organizing two high-level roundtables on Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 11 – Zero Hunger and Sustainable Cities and Communities.
As part of Industry day, on November 12, the first Climate and Clean Air Awards will be presented to winners whose leadership, activities and innovative solutions have both inspired action and reduced short-lived climate pollutants. As one jury member put it: “The winners represent what climate action looks like”.
The Coalition’s High Level Assembly meets on the 14th of November and will focus on how to scale up action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, celebrate ratifications to the Kigali Amendment, and discuss new actions to reduce emissions from municipal solid waste and agriculture sectors.
I encourage you to attend our Pathways and Awards events, and the other side events we’re involved in. Please share this with colleagues who are in Bonn!
Helena Molin Valdes
Climate & Clean Air Coalition secretariat
Short-lived climate pollutants will be represented at the conference throughout the two weeks, with more than 15 side events hosted by the Coalition and our partners. The full list of events is now available on our website.
14 initiatives have been shortlisted by the Coalition’s Steering Committee for consideration by a distinguished jury. Members of the public can vote for the People's Choice award until 5 November.
The Coalition’s Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) released its second set of annual reports detailing the mitigation status of partner companies’ participating operations.
The city of London has announced it is pursuing a strategy that aims to reach WHO air quality standards by 2030 and make London a zero-carbon city by 2050.
Building cities around people rather than cars would bring multiple benefits. Governments can use car-free transportation as a strategy to address broader social concerns like health, safety, and cost of living.
Cities from the Coalition's Waste Initiative presented waste management strategies at the Global Dialogue on Technology for Resilient Cities in Osaka, Japan. Their presentations are now available online.
6-17 November - Bonn, Germany
Clean Air Forum
16-17 November - Paris, France
Sustainable Technologies for Air Conditioning Workshop
18 November - Montreal, Canada
UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 3)
4-6 December - Nairobi, Kenya
Cities and Climate Change Science Conference
5-7 March 2018 - Edmonton, Canada