Closing the meeting, Marc Chardonnens, State Secretary, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland, called for additional finances to fund the work of the Coalition. Mr Chardonnens welcomed the endorsement of the Talanoa Statement, encouraged delegates to be active in the future work of the Coalition, and said the CCAC Action Programme will support national action plans.
Rodolfo Lacy, Environment Director, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, lauded the CCAC Action Programme, noting that it provides a roadmap to address SLCPs, and aims to deliver high level political ambition, technical support and assistance to translate technicalities into action, and science and analytical support to spur decisive and immediate action.
Chardonnens then launched the CCAC Action Programme to Address the 1.5°C Challenge, noting that the “hard work starts now.”
About the Coalition
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses, scientific institutions and civil society organizations committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate through actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants – methane, black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and tropospheric ozone. It recognizes that efforts to reduce these pollutants supports all climate efforts by reducing the rate of warming in the near term, which will help prevent the likelihood of crossing climate tipping points. Efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutants must be complementary to deep and sustained cuts to carbon dioxide emissions.