Single sector

Seven initiatives focus on specific sectors to identify the most cost-efficient and practical pathways to reduce their emissions. These initiatives work closely with relevant communities, industry representatives, NGOs and policy makers to support targeted improvements to technology, best practice and policies.

This initiative seeks to work with key stakeholders to encourage cooperation and support the implementation of new and existing measures to substantially reduce methane emissions from natural gas venting, leakage, and flaring. The Initiative currently has two components: The CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Partnership, and a Technology Demonstration Project to reduce black carbon from gas flares.

HFC
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)

This initiative targets governments and the private sector to address rapidly growing HFC emissions, which could account for as much as 19% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050, if left unchecked.

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Household Energy
Black carbon
Tropospheric ozone

Household cooking and domestic heating are major sources of significant contributors to global climate change like carbon dioxide, and a number of short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including: methane and black carbon. Residential solid fuel burning is responsible for 25% of all black carbon emissions. 84% of these homes are in developing countries. 

Agriculture
Black carbon
Methane
Tropospheric ozone

Crop production, livestock production and related land use activities make the agriculture sector one of the largest sources of short-lived climate pollutants. Combined, the agriculture and forestry sectors are responsible for 24% of all greenhouse gases emitted worldwide, including roughly 40% of global black carbon emissions and half of all anthropogenic methane emissions. Coalition partners are currently working to advance methane and black carbon abatement or recovery practices from four key emission sources in the agriculture sector.

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Four initiatives carry out work across sectors to accelerate emissions reductions for all short-lived climate pollutants. Changes in policies and practices in these areas can affect change across a wide range of polluting activities.

SNAP
Black carbon
Methane
Tropospheric ozone
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)

Measures to mitigate SLCPs have been assessed at a global and regional level and now need to be incorporated into national policies and actions. This initiative has developed a program to support National Action Plans for SLCPs, including national inventory development, building on existing air quality, climate change and development agreements, and assessment, prioritization, and demonstration of promising SLCP mitigation measures.

Assessments
Black carbon
Methane
Tropospheric ozone
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)

There is a need for in-depth assessments of SLCPs in key regions to help shape regional cooperation as well as the action of national governments, and to encourage new action. The Latin American and Caribbean region is the first target, with Asia and the Pacific to follow.

Health
Black carbon
Methane
Tropospheric ozone
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)

The overall goal of the initiative is to realize reductions in SLCPs in cities through joint, complementary action by the urban health and development sectors, and by reinforcing the important linkage between SLCP mitigation, air pollution mitigation and health benefits. The initiative will provide a framework for collaboration among health, environment and economic actors to achieve reductions across key sectors: transport, waste, housing, energy industry and power generation.

Annual reports