SLCP Session 2: Delivering Clean Air and Climate Benefits: Reducing SLCP Emissions

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Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are agents that have relatively short lifetime in the atmosphere — a few days to a few decades — and a warming influence on climate. The main SLCPs are black carbon, methane and tropospheric ozone. Aside from contributing to global warming, SLCPs have negative impacts to human health, agriculture and ecosystems. Scientific studies have shown that quick and large-scale actions to reduce sources of SLCPs can have mitigating effects to climate warming which can be observed soon after control measures are implemented. Addressing SLCPs also yield benefits with respect to food security and public health. 

The CCAC is reducing SLCPs by focusing on practical action in 11 key areas. These 11 initiatives were chosen to ensure rapid delivery of climate and clean air benefits by reducing key SLCPs, including methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). They seek to promote near-term reductions of SLCPs at a substantial scale worldwide, and to engage high-level stakeholders. Key areas focusing on single sector activities include waste, bricks, diesel (transport), agriculture and cookstoves while initiatives on cross-cutting sectors involve finance, assessments and health.

Objectives

  • to enable sharing of achievements and lessons learned from initiatives undertaken to reduce SLCPs in key areas
  • to provide a platform for session speakers and participants to discuss opportunities for ensuring sustainability of actions in key areas

Target participants 

Target participants include policymakers, representatives from international/non-government organisation representatives and research institutions. 

For more information, contact 

CCAC Secretariat
Denise Sioson 
Initiative Coordinator (Diesel & HFCs) 

Tel: +33 1 44 37 76 37 

Clean Air Asia Focal Person for this Session
Precious Benjamin
Environment Researcher

Tel: +632 631 1042