To stop global temperature rise above a dangerous 2°C we must reduce emissions. Reducing so-called "short-lived climate pollutants" (SLCPs) - including methane, black carbon, tropospheric ozone or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – can significantly contribute to climate change mitigation by 2050. A number of pragmatic and cost-effective measures are available to target SLCP emissions in key sectors, which can bring rapid benefits for near-term climate protection, air quality and economic growth.
What are the benefits?
Operational and organization efficiency benefits: Including SLCP reductions in a climate strategy can provide operational and organization efficiency benefits for businesses. This includes leaner supply chains through decreased energy and raw material waste/loss, or a more efficient use of logistical resources.
Climate & development benefits: By reducing SLCPs, businesses can signal a strong commitment to positive climate actions as well as to issues around public health, energy security and air quality, and will bring the business community closer to policy-makers in both developed and developing economies.
Part of a global effort: Becoming an actor in in one or more of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s 11 initiatives, businesses will have the opportunity to engage with other multinationals and other companies, international organizations and governments, thus benefitting from technical guidance and peer-to-peer learning. The Coalition’s high level political backing also provides opportunities for businesses to engage in policy relevant processes, such as at the UN Climate Summit 2014.
What is expected of companies that make this commitment to reduce SLCP emissions?
By making this commitment, companies are agreeing to:
CCAC Initiatives include:
Businesses are also invited to join the sector-specific initiatives of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to scale up their SLCP action. The CCAC brings together 48 countries and 57 non-state partners, including BSR, UNEP, and the World Bank, to catalyse policies and practices that deliver substantial SLCP reductions.
Committed to reduce SLCP emissions
via CCAC initiatives:
Deutsche Post DHL
Tongaat Hulett Ltd
The Coca-Cola Company
via WMB commitment:
Correos (Grupo Sepi)
Coway Co Ltd
Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd.