Annual Report 2015: Regional and Global outreach

Five-year Strategy and New Initiatives Emerge from Climate and Clean Air Coalition Meeting 

More than 120 participants from over 35 countries met in Kathmandu as part of the working group of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce ShortLived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), a global effort to bring together governments, civil society and the private sector to improve air quality and reduce factors contributing to climate change.

The participants, who included representatives from governments and non-governmental organizations, developed a five-year strategic plan of action. They also reviewed and agreed on disbursement of funding for new initiatives, including soot-free urban bus fleets, a new regional assessment on air pollution and short-lived climate pollutants in Asia, and research into agricultural enteric methane, such as methane produced by cattle. Participants also discussed monitored and evaluation tools and ways to catalyse different sectors to drive reductions in short-lived climate pollutants.