Breathe Life: Cleaning the air, saving lives and slowing near-term climate change

Organizer: CCAC

Date: Fri / Dec. 4 - 18:00

Time: 18:00

Area: Blue Zone

Friday 4 December 2015, 18:00-20:00 ( Cocktails & aperitifs at 19:30 p.m.)

Location: Hall 3, Bellona – CICERO pavilion, stand number 13 (Blue Zone)





Carlos Dora – World Health Organization

Drew Shindell – Chair of the CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel

Drew Kodjak – International Council on Clean Transportation

Radha Muthiah – Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Bahijjahtu Abubakar – Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

Hanne Bjurstrom – Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway


According to the World Health Organization (WHO) air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths every year as a result of exposure to outdoor (ambient) air pollution and household air pollution.


A new WHO report developed in collaboration with the CCAC, Reducing Global Health Risks from Mitigation of Short-lived Climate Pollutants, highlights the opportunities available for improving public health by reducing emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) – black carbon, methane and tropospheric ozone –all of which contribute both to air pollution and climate change – as well as carbon dioxide.


New research suggests that air pollution-related deaths could be reduced by as many as 3.5 million annually by 2030, if a suite of 19 SLCP reduction measures were deployed globally. This would also slow down the rate of warming by 0.5 degrees Celsius by 2050.


The event will present the evidence alongside solutions for reducing health and climate risks from SLCPs, focusing mainly on transport, household energy and urban health. It will also highlight opportunities for action under the Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health – a roadmap to end all preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents within a generation.


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