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Eight years on from its formation, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition has reached a critical turning point. Since the Coalition was launched in 2012, the Paris Agreement and globally-applicable Sustainable Development Goals have been agreed upon. There is global recognition of the increasing importance of addressing air pollution impacts on human health. There is an urgent need to take action on emissions to limit global warming and avoid millions of premature deaths – the actions in the next 10 years are critical.
Today, it is clear that action on ALL climate forcing emissions is an essential element of climate and air pollution policy. There is no realistic pathway to the Paris Agreement targets that does not include early mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants. At the same time, the path we take to reach the 1.5˚C target is crucial for air quality and food security. These activities support and are complementary to global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2).
As circumstances and experience change, so too must the response. The Coalition has launched our new vision statement with a view to drastically scale up our impact between now and 2030.
We are at a critical point. There is a public health emergency from air pollution and a global climate crisis. In today’s world, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition is more needed than ever.
Our vision is an atmosphere that enables people and the planet to thrive – a stabilized climate with warming limited to 1.5ºC and drastically reduced air pollution.
In the next decade we will work to put the world on a pathway that rapidly reduces warming in the near-term and maximizes development, health, environmental and food security benefits.
Building on our experiences we will both drive and respond to scientific and political progress, guided by the following imperatives:
Together we will catalyse action to raise ambition.
Our Expert Assistance is a no-cost service that connects you to an extensive network of professionals for consultation and advice on a range of short-lived climate pollution issues and policies.
Experts will provide guidance on technological options, mitigation measures (like those carried out by our initiatives), funding opportunities, application of measurement tools, and policy development.