The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce ShortLived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) is a voluntary partnership of 70 governments and 77 intergovernmental organizations, businesses, scientific institutions and civil society organizations committed to protecting the climate and improving air quality through actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
In support of the updated Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030), CCAC commits to catalyzing action to reduce black carbon and PM2.5 which negatively impact the health of women and young children.
The Coalition’s Household Energy Initiative works to speed and scale-up the reduction of short-lived climate pollutant emissions from traditional cookstoves, heatstoves, solid fuels and kerosene lamps to mitigate climate change, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment and human health in the near-term and the long-term. Residential cooking, domestic heating, and lamps account for up to 58% of global black carbon emissions and contribute a significant share of ambient air pollution in the developing world. In 2016, approximately 2.6 million people in the developing world died prematurely from exposure to household air pollution. Additionally, each year, tens of millions are sickened, injured or burned as a result of using biomass as fuel.