The Coalition plays an important role in convening leaders and driving high-level ambition on short-lived climate pollutant mitigation. 

By targeting decision makers across the entire spectrum of government, business, development banks and other key organizations, we aim to foster leadership and secure commitments for ambitious action.

    

Ministerial leadership

Chile and Japan's Ministers of Environment, Carolina Schmidt and Shinjiro Koizumi, attend the CCAC's High Level Assembly
Chile and Japan's Ministers of Environment, Carolina Schmidt and Shinjiro Koizumi, attend the CCAC's 2019 High Level Assembly

The Coalition's High Level Assembly brings together ministers and other high-level delegates to agree on actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutant emissions and provide strategic guidance for the Coalition.

Meeting coverage

Success stories 

Voluntary commitments 

  • 2018: Talanoa Statement - Commitment to lead global actions that can avoid 0.6 degrees Celsius of temperature increase between now and 2050, through actions to mitigate short-lived climate pollutants
  • 2017: Bonn Communique - Agriculture and waste sector voluntary commitments
  • 2016: Marrakech Communique - Global Strategy on Low-Sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles
  • 2016: Vienna Communique - Reducing Hydrofluorocarbons via the Montreal Protocol

Strategies and statements 

Launched at UN Climate Summit 2014 (New York City, USA) 
  

  • Partnership with oil and gas companies to reduce methane emissions  
  • Green freight global action plan  
  • Campaign with key countries and industries to lower the use of hydrofluorocarbons  
  • Expanded approach to dealing with municipal solid waste that will help reduce the high levels of black carbon and methane emitted in many cities  
  • New efforts to deal with some of the most serious sources of short-lived climate pollutants from agriculture 
  • More information 

Regional and thematic leadership

Ministerial roundtable discussion in Singapore, on the margins of the Special ASEAN Meeting on Climate Action
Ministerial roundtable discussion in Singapore, on the margins of the Special ASEAN Meeting on Climate Action

Our roundtable meetings provide an opportunity to share best practices that can simultaneously deliver the climate goals and clean air benefits.
   

Heads of State leadership

Further information

Video: CCAC leaders

CCAC leaders: we must significantly reduce short-lived climate pollutants by 2030

CCAC leaders: we must significantly reduce short-lived climate pollutants by 2030
Video: CCAC leaders explain why we must significantly reduce short-lived climate pollutants by 2030

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