Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) Working Group Meeting


The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) is bringing over 150 representatives of governments and organizations from around the globe for a two-day meeting of its Working Group in Kathmandu, Nepal. They will discuss the issue of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

Inter alia, the CCAC Working Group meeting will focus on developing a 5-year Strategic Plan for the CCAC, as requested by Ministers and Heads of the CCAC Partner organizations at the UN SG Climate Summit in September 2014. The meeting will cover introduction of new partners, reviewing of new funding requests and discussions on ongoing CCAC activities such as the development of monitoring and evaluation tools for the Coalition’s work and the implementation of communication strategies to raise awareness about the CCAC activities globally.

The Working Group meeting will take place in between the CCAC Initiative’s meetings, which will be held on 22-27 February. The meeting will focus on themes relevant to the sectors and cross-cutting issues that CCAC Partners are working on, such as agriculture, bricks production, health, transport sector, and waste, among others. A media briefing and cocktail reception/ dinner will be held on the evening of 24 February, which will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and share the results of the Coalition’s work with government representatives, field experts and journalists from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

The CCAC is a voluntary partnership uniting governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, representatives of civil society and the private sector in the first global effort to address short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) as an urgent and collective challenge, in ways that protect the environment and public health, promote food and energy security, and address near-term climate change. SLCPs are agents that have a relatively short lifetime in the atmosphere - a few days to a few decades - but also a warming influence on climate as well as, in many cases, detrimental impacts on human health, agriculture and ecosystems. 

Starting in 2012 as a partnership of six governments and the UN Environment Programme, the CCAC has grown quickly and now includes 101 partners, including 46 governments and 55 non-state entities. The CCAC’s work is complementary to the global action to reduce carbon dioxide, in particular efforts under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Updates on the ongoing proceedings of the meetings will be covered by the CCAC Secretariat and IISD reporting services. Relevant footage and event summaries will be made available for use by media outlets on the CCAC ( and IISD ( websites following the meeting.

Please visit the CCAC website for more information  



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For media related matters, please contact: 

Subasana Shrestha

Tel: +977-1-5003222, Ext. 176