Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The subscribed organizations commit to collaborating in:

- Promoting the implementation of Article 222 of the Rio + 20 Declaration, in which States commit to: support a gradual phase-down in the consumption and production of HFCs.

This will include specifically:
- Promoting public policies for controlling and monitoring short life climate pollutants;
- Strengthen the local, regional and global work at each of the RACC organizations;
- Promote the exchange of experiences and strategies to influence public policy on short life climate pollutants;
- Coordinate a regional strategy to promote the phaseout of short life climate pollutants

Implementation methodologies

The subscribed organizations shall:

- Promote legislation to control and monitor short life climate pollutants at the municipal, provincial and national levels;
- Promote a regional treaty for the control and monitoring of short life climate pollutants;
- Increase awareness of policy makers and private sector actors on short life climate pollutants and their impact on human health and development;
- Exchange information on the current state of each country with RACC members;
- Exchange information on the state of regional and global situation regarding short life climate pollutants;
- Exchange scientific information on short life climate pollutants;

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente (CEDHA), Argentina
IEMA, Brazil
IDEA, Paraguay
CEMDA, Mexico
AIDA, Latin America - Regional
Virtual library of resources on short life climate pollutants
Dissemination of information on short life climate pollutants
A dedicated website for the RACC network
Model legislation on short life climate pollutants for RACC members and others to submit to their respective legislatures
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
1,000 USD
In-kind contribution
computer, office supplies, utilities, website
Staff / Technical expertise
one person from each partner responsible for initiative
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Latin America
Date of completion: 2012
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Romina Picolotti,

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