Climate and Energy

The more quickly we reduce all of the pollutants driving climate change—carbon dioxide and climate “super pollutants” like black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons—the more likely it is we’ll have the safe, stable climate our communities need to stay healthy and vibrant.

Bolstering critical carbon dioxide cuts with reductions of black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons is a critical step toward achieving a safe, stable climate. Cutting these climate pollutants will also deliver improved air quality, better public health, including in vulnerable communities, and greater food security.

How We Do It

Readily available solutions exist to quickly reduce climate super pollutants today. Our strategies include supporting:

Phasing Down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

We support global efforts to cut emissions of HFCsLooking for more information? You can dive deeper with these resources:

Well Under 2 Degrees Celsius, a report on reducing short-lived climate pollutants

Fumes Across the Fence Line, the health impacts of oil and gas pollution

An index of science publications on methane, black carbon, HFCs, and other climate pollutants

Want to go further? These organizations offer a wide range of information on SLCPs:

Clean Air Task Force

Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

International Council on Clean Transportation
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, one of the fastest growing climate pollutants. Governments, civil society, and industry worldwide are partnering to curb the use of this potent pollutant effectively, quickly, and in ways that promote energy efficiency.

Cutting Black Carbon

Diesel trucks are a primary emitter of black carbonLooking for more information? You can dive deeper with these resources:

Well Under 2 Degrees Celsius, a report on reducing short-lived climate pollutants

Fumes Across the Fence Line, the health impacts of oil and gas pollution

An index of science publications on methane, black carbon, HFCs, and other climate pollutants

Want to go further? These organizations offer a wide range of information on SLCPs:

Clean Air Task Force

Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

International Council on Clean Transportation
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. By cleaning up fuel and putting filters on trucks and buses, we can reduce black carbon and other air pollutants, cooling the planet and helping save millions of lives. That is why we support cleaner vehicle emissions standards. We also support research and the development of solutions to curb black carbon in the marine shipping sector, another critical source of this pollutant.

Curbing Methane Emissions

Pound for pound, over several decades methane is nearly 100 times more potent in warming the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. It also contributes to smog, creating health problems globally. We fund efforts to reduce methane emissions in the oil, gas, waste, and wastewater sectors by improving industry practices, policy, and regulations with solutions that exist nowLooking for more information? You can dive deeper with these resources:

Well Under 2 Degrees Celsius, a report on reducing short-lived climate pollutants

Fumes Across the Fence Line, the health impacts of oil and gas pollution

An index of science publications on methane, black carbon, HFCs, and other climate pollutants

Want to go further? These organizations offer a wide range of information on SLCPs:

Clean Air Task Force

Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

International Council on Clean Transportation
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Raising Awareness About Climate Super Pollutants

We support research, collaboration, and outreach that increases awareness of the accelerated effect that reducing emission of short-lived climate pollutants can have on cooling our climate and improving public health. We seek to broaden the number and type of organizations working to reduce black carbon, methane, HFCs, and other climate pollutants.

Looking for more information? You can dive deeper with these resources:

Well Under 2 Degrees Celsius, a report on reducing short-lived climate pollutants

Fumes Across the Fence Line, the health impacts of oil and gas pollution

An index of science publications on methane, black carbon, HFCs, and other climate pollutants

Want to go further? These organizations offer a wide range of information on SLCPs:

Clean Air Task Force

Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

International Council on Clean Transportation

Rapidly reducing climate super pollutants will cool our planet, strengthen communities and economies, and improve our well-being.

Air Alliance Houston

Air Alliance Houston works to reduce air pollution and advance environmental justice through equity-centered research, community-based solutions, and collaborative advocacy in Houston, Texas — a global capital of the oil and gas industry and hub of super pollutant-emitting activities.

A member of Pisces’ grantee, Moving Forward Network, Air Alliance Houston’s innovative model leverages community-driven advocacy and data to impact state and local regulations and enforcement, while simultaneously building community power and local accountability measures. Air Alliance Houston’s campaigns aim to address long-standing health inequities experienced by communities of color and working-class neighborhoods that are disproportionately exposed to and harmed by industrial and transportation-related sources of air pollution. Working in partnership with communities and other allies, Air Alliance Houston accelerates action on environmental justice in the Houston area, and has national impacts.

GreenLatinos

GreenLatinos is an active comunidad (community) of Latino/a/x leaders emboldened by the power and wisdom of their culture; united to demand equity and dismantle racism; resourced to win environmental, conservation, and climate justice battles; and driven to secure political, economic, cultural, and environmental liberation.

GreenLatinos works to protect the health of Latinx communities and ensure equitable outcomes for communities experiencing the highest pollution burden by advocating for climate policy that supports the prevention of global average temperature rise above 1.5° C. This year, GreenLatinos is advancing action on methane pollution and climate by educating community members on methane emissions and their impacts, working with key decision makers to advance stronger methane regulation, and organizing Latinx leaders for collective climate action.