CCAC Bulletin: opening the eyes of policy to science

Summary of the High-Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

The fifth High-Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) took place on 22 September 2014 in New York, US, ahead of the UN Climate Summit 2014 that took place on 23 September 2014 also in New York. Attended by 197 representatives and partners, the Assembly convened at the New York Marriott East Side Hotel for a two-hour session.

The CCAC High-Level Assembly opened with a pre-recorded message from the UN Secretary-General before proceeding to consider a number of initiatives to be presented on the floor of the Climate Summit. Participants also heard an update on the science of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), considered a summary of the CCAC’s highlights and progress during 2014, and key deliverables for the future, and discussed its deliverables for consideration at the Summit. The Coalition also appointed new Working Group Co-Chairs, approved its new Steering Committee and increase in its membership, and extended its mandate for another five years to 2020.

Members accepted an invitation from Switzerland to host the next High-Level Assembly in Geneva in May 2015 on the margins of the World Health Assembly, when members will invite their health counterparts to join them in a dialogue on mutual concerns.

More bricks, more income, less CO2:
The Project for Energy Efficiency in the Artisanal Brick Factories of Latin America to Mitigate Climate Change (EELA), as part of their intervention strategy establishes strategic alliances, for example, with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, that seek to reduce GHG emissions and short-lived pollutants.

This edition reports on upcoming meetings as “The Brick Production Initiative meeting”, organized by the EELA Project in coordination with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. This meeting will provide a platform for knowledge-sharing among the Brick Production Initiative partners, and forms part of the Initiative’s Technology Training Nodes for Latin America work stream on 27-30 October 2014.

We invite you to learn more about these activities and other upcoming meetings in this newsletter.


More information:
EELA Project, factsheet, Swiss Embassy, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Web Climate and Clean Air Coalition


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