Hanne Bjurstrøm, CCAC Co-chair and Norway’s Special Envoy on Climate, said that the CCAC will work hard to reduce SLCPs in the time between the expected strong global commitment to reduce carbon dioxide in Paris this December, and when that commitment takes effect in 2020.
“Over the next five years we want to catalyse action, mobilise support, leverage finance, and enhance science and knowledge,” Ms Bjurstrøm said. “Reducing short-lived climate pollutants is a universal issue. For example, diesel emissions are a concern in all major cities. We need to engage with cities and governments to implement cost-effective measures. We can do this for all the SLCPs the CCAC is working to reduce.”
Since the last Annual Report (2013-2014) the Coalition has grown from 95 to 109 partners. New partners include three countries from the previously under represented Asian region – notably Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Philippines. Participation of finance institutions was also strengthened with European Investment Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank also joining the coalition.
The new 5-year strategic plan will be launched in the margins of the upcoming Climate Conference in Paris, COP-21, at the Coalition’s High Level Assembly.