How to save lives, improve quality of life and contribute to mitigate climate change? Clean Air and Climate change, a double dividend

Concrete action to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants has the potential to achieve multiple benefits. Focus on artisanal Brick Production Sector and on Emissions from Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles.

The CCAC side event was co-organized by the Secretariat, IASS, Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontac) and Ev-K2-CNR, providing latest scientific update pertaining to the short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and an overview of the CCAC work in the brick production sector and Heavy-Duty Diesel initiative with a focus on black carbon emissions. Impacts of black carbon on health in Latin America and Asia, as well as overall impacts on mountain regions will be presented at the event.

Presentations were followed by a panel discussion on black carbon impacts, in particular on air quality and public health, as well as national and regional mitigation efforts through CCAC Brick and Heavy-Duty Diesel initiatives.

Pablo Badanier
Minister of Environment of Chile
Helena Molin
Head of the Secretariat of the Climate and
Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Climate Pollutants

  • Pablo Badenier, Minister of Environment of Chile
  • Hakima El Haite, Minister of Environment of Morocco
  • Mariano Castro, Vice Minister of Environment of Peru
  • Drew Shindell, CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel
  • Jon Bickel, Swisscontact
  • Maheswar Rupakheti, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies – IASS
  • Gianni López, Mario Molina Centre
  • Amparo Rodríguez, INECC Mexico
  • Sandro Fuzzi, Ev-K2-CNR

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Links of Interest:

CALAC project, Fact sheet, Embassy of Switzerland, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC
EELA project, Fact sheet, Embassy of Switzerland, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC

Web Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Climate PollutantsCCAC

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