We are building a coalition of scientists, non-profit organisations and country delegations to call upon the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to adopt a new greenhouse gas accounting framework that recognizes the true impact of the types of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that don’t last long in the atmosphere but intensely heat the climate in the short term, known as short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), such as methane.
This shift in greenhouse gas accounting standards will help in mitigating SLCPs, primarily methane, which in turn would reduce short term anthropogenic warming, providing the time and attention needed for the key objective, namely reducing CO2 emissions so as to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Reductions of SLCPs must of course be made in parallel with, and not diminish the existential urgency of decarbonizing global society by reducing emissions of the principal anthropogenic GHG, CO2.
The coalition will be officially launched at the UNFCCC COP23 climate talks in Bonn, Germany at an official press conference in the Bula Zone at 9am local time – full details can be found here. Should your organisation wish to join our coalition or you have any media enquiries then please contact us ASAP at email@example.com