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21st Meeting of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition to
Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) Working Group

25-26 September 2017 | Paris, France

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Charles Haines, Canada, Dany Drouin, Working Group Co-Chair, Helena Molin Valdés, Head, CCAC Secretariat, and Dan McDougall, CCAC Secretariat, working on the draft Bonn Communiqué


Highlights for Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The 21st meeting of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) Working Group continued on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, in Paris, France. In the morning, participants heard reports from the breakout groups that had taken place on Monday, 25 September, on country perspectives and conclusions on next steps, as well as on support for the voluntary actions and the draft High Level Assembly (HLA) Bonn Communiqué.

They then engaged in a session on leveraging financing at scale, which was held in the morning and afternoon. This session included a panel on financing and presentation of case studies by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Climate-KIC, the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD), the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and Mexico.

The afternoon continued with a discussion of the proposed CCAC financing strategy that builds on the current five-year Strategic Plan of the Coalition. Participants approved the financing strategy in principle. They then engaged in a session to discuss the upcoming HLA, which is scheduled to take place in November 2017, during UNFCCC COP23. Participants approved the draft HLA agenda with some minor changes. A revised draft HLA Communiqué was circulated based on comments formulated the previous day.

The last session of the day was dedicated to housekeeping and included various updates from the CCAC Secretariat, the Household Energy and Bricks Initiatives, and the Demonstrating Impact Task Force. Participants also heard presentations on the upcoming UN Environment Assembly and the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, and adopted the Secretariat budget for 2018. The next Working Group meeting will convene in April 2018 in Toronto, Canada. The meeting was closed by the CCAC Working Group Co-Chair at 6:14 pm.

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A view of the room during the opening session


Simon Buckle, OECD

Helena Molin Valdés, Head, CCAC Secretariat, and James Morris, CCAC Secretariat


Solrun Skjellum, Norway, presenting on the Pathway Approach


Nathan Borgford-Parnell, CCAC Secretariat

Dan Shindell, Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)


Countries discuss the Pathway Approach in breakout groups


Albert Alterejos Magalang, Philippines, facilitating one of the country breakout groups

Country breakout group discussing the Pathway Approach


Drew Nelson, Environmental Defense Fund, during the NGO breakout group


Pam Pearson, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (second from left), presents on the agriculture voluntary actions


Eric Zusman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, facilitated one of the breakout groups on voluntary actions

Anja Schwetje, Germany, presents voluntary actions on the waste initiative


Albert Altarejos Magalang, Philippines, and Julie Cerqueira, US, during the afternoon breakout groups on voluntary actions and the Bonn Communiqué

Ahmad Noubani, Jordan (left), during one of the breakout groups



Highlights for Monday, 25 September 2017

The 21st meeting of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) Working Group opened on 25 September 2017 in Paris, France.

Following an opening session, participants heard a presentation by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on its work to assist countries in developing their climate plans. They then engaged in a session on the Global Pathway Approach, which is based on the recognition that the path that the world choses to take to reach its ambitious long-term climate target is as important as the target itself and that early mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) helps to meet the sustainable development goals, within the goal of climate action. The session provided an update on the discussions of the Pathway Task Team and on the work of the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) on related issues. The session featured keynote presentations and discussions on country perspectives on testing the Pathway Approach and next steps. Representatives from Chile and Norway presented on the application of the Pathway Approach in their countries. Participants then spilt into six breakout groups, namely four for country Partners, one for intergovernmental organizations and one for NGOs. The breakout groups discussed how the objectives of a Global Pathway Approach could be demonstrated to catalyze global action, and how the Coalition and other fora can support them.

In the afternoon, participants focused on voluntary actions in the 2017 High Level Assembly “Bonn Communiqué,” with presentations and discussions on agriculture and municipal solid waste. These discussions aimed to clarify background details and strengthen the case for the voluntary actions in these fields. The day ended with five break out groups on building support for the actions and Communiqué: one in Spanish, one in French and three in English.

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Carmen Gloria Contreras Fierro, Chile, and Vigdis Vestreng, Norway, reporting back on breakout groups

Dany Drouin, Working Group Co-Chair, Canada


Dany Drouin, CCAC Working Group Co-Chair, Annika Markovic, Swedish Ambassador to OECD, and Helena Molin Valdés, Head, CCAC Secretariat


A view of the dais during the morning session


Romina Picolotti, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), Ruth Coutto, UN Environment, and Ray Minjares, International Council on Clean Transportation, during the session on Leveraging Financing at Scale


Remco Fischer, UN Environment, and Dan McDougall, CCAC Secretariat

Victor Gancel, Climate-KIC


Arnico K. Panday and Mats Eriksson, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Valerio Micale, Climate Policy Initiative

A view of the dais during the morning session


A view of the room during meeting

Various stove models displayed, including charcoal and top-lift up-draft gasifier


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