22 April 2012
Ministry of the Environment
Press Conference: Outcome of the First Ministerial of The Climate and Clean Air Coalition
The Clean Air Coalition will announce new partners and take forward projects to phase-down and phase-out short-lived pollutants which include black carbon or "soot" and methane.
Time and place
Please note change of venue
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, room: Drottningholm
Time: Kl 14:30
Date: 24 of April 2012
Minister for the Environment Lena Ek and Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, will host the press conference. Ministers from different countries will attend.
Accredited members of the media are invited.
In February 2012 six countries and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a new coalition aimed at fast action on short lived climate pollutants. The six countries were Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden and the United States.
These pollutants are now linked with over 2.5 million premature deaths annually, over 30 million tonnes of staple crop losses and an estimated 0.5 degrees C of global temperature rise over the coming decades.
At the end of the first Ministerial meeting of the Coalition-being held in parallel to the Stockholm+40 Conference in Sweden-new partners joining the coalition will be announced.
The Ministerial meeting is also set to move forward on projects as first steps towards the implementation phase of the Coalition and its determination to act.
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