From SLCP Challenge to Action

A Roadmap for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants to Meet the Goals of the Paris Agreement

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September 2018

The U.S. Climate Alliance is stepping up to lead on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs).  On June 1, 2018, we issued the SLCP Challenge, committing to comprehensively addressing SLCP emissions as a critical component of meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, and calling on the world to do so as well. 

This Roadmap takes that commitment from SLCP Challenge to Action.  It outlines a menu of options states will consider as we pursue an ambitious set of goals that have the potential to reduce SLCP emissions in the U.S. Climate Alliance as a whole by 40-50 percent below current levels by 2030.  States will develop individual SLCP reduction strategies, continue to share information and best practices, develop and improve emissions inventories to track progress, and pursue partnerships to expand action on SLCPs and meet the goals of the SLCP challenge.  The U.S. Climate Alliance will track and annually report on progress towards its SLCP reduction goals. 

Cutting SLCP emissions is something everyone can get behind, and now is time to act.  We have no time to waste, and all the opportunity we need.  Join us.