ISWA President David Newman report from Paris on the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). In his report on the various negotiations and activities in Paris, David Newman highlights the work ISWA is doing with the international organisation Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). This includes the establishing of work plans for developing country’s major cities including Sao Paulo and Dar Es Salaam and holding the first Finance Workshop on to support cities seeking access to finance for municipal solid waste projects.
SCS Engineers is proud to participate in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC). SCS participates in the CCAC’s initiative to mitigate Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) from the Municipal Solid Waste sector.
The CCAC is a voluntary international framework that encourages countries and organisations to take concrete steps to reduce SLCPs in order to protect the environment and public health, promote food and energy security, and address near-term climate change. The initial focus is on methane, black carbon, and many hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Fortunately, as their name indicates, SLCPs have a relatively short lifetime in the atmosphere, and therefore, determined efforts to mitigate them now can significantly reduce their concentrations in a relatively short period of time. Many cost-effective technologies and practices have already been implemented in key sectors around the world and benefits are being seen.
To learn more about the CCAC program contact Dana Murray, a Vice President and the CCAC-SLCP Project Director at SCS Engineers.