ICIMOD Accepted as New Non-State Partner in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has recently been accepted by the UNEP as a new non-State partner of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants from November 2012. 

The Coalition, a UNEP-led initiative, is the first global effort to address short-lived climate pollutants such as black carbon, methane, and many hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as an urgent and collective challenge. The Coalition is catalyzing rapid reductions in these harmful pollutants to protect human health and the environment now and slow the rate of climate change within the first half of this century.

As a non-State Partner, ICIMOD will be committed to take meaningful action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) through the Coalition. ICIMOD will be able to support the operation of the Coalition through contributions to UNEP’s Atmospheric Brown Cloud project and UNEP/WMO’s Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone and work in modeling SLCP mitigation and policy options in the Himalayas.