Publication: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition contributes to two publications on reducing climate pollutants
Focusing on short-lived climate pollutants, the multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP) Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is part of several projects that are developing policies and practices that will significantly reduce these pollutants.
One particularly harmful greenhouse gas is methane, which is responsible for around a quarter of the earth’s atmospheric warming. The CCAC focuses its projects particularly on reducing this greenhouse gas, which is why it has been part of the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 (OGMP 2.0) since 2014. This voluntary initiative supports companies in reducing their methane emissions in the oil and gas sector. As such, OGMP 2.0 is the only initiative in the world that addresses methane emissions reporting and provides support for the systematic measurement and management of methane emissions.
The data that the CCAC collects within OGMP 2.0 was used this year for the report: “An Eye on Methane: International Methane Emissions Observatory Report 2022” by the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO). Here, data is linked to research, reporting and implementation. Already 80 oil and gas companies have committed to measuring and reducing their methane emissions. The link to the publication can be found here.
In addition to the IMEO report’s contribution, the CCAC published a guide on measuring air pollutant emissions in value chains in cooperation with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the IKEA Group – the first guide of its kind. In doing so, the CCAC is linking research and the private sector to have a lasting impact on environmentally harmful emissions. Companies can now obtain a global overview of their air pollutant emissions and thus initiate initial countermeasures. In addition, the data collection enables analyses of health risks and other effects of emissions.
Looking forward, this guide should lead to the development of methods to measure local air pollution impacts along a company’s supply chain. The link to the publication can be found here.