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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

Highlights for Monday, 25 September 2017

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A view of the room during the morning session

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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Simon Buckle, OECD

Dany Drouin, CCAC Working Group Co-Chair, Canada


Nathan Borgford-Parnell, CCAC Secretariat

Dan Shindell, Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)


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

Janine van Aalst, the Netherlands


Solrun Skjellum, Norway, presenting on the Pathway Approach


Vigdis Vestreng, Norway

Carmen Gloria Contreras Fierro, Chile


Birama Diarra, Mali, and María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Mexico

Martin Pépin Aina, Benin (right)


A screenshot of the Pathway Approach presentation

Norbert Bärlocher, Switzerland


Bernard Koffi Yao, Economic Community of West African States

Miruza Mohamed, Maldives

Stela Drucioc, Moldova (center)


Breakout Groups on Country Perspectives on the Pathway Approach and Next Steps

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


Countries during the breakout group sessions


Intergovernmental organizations discussing the Pathway Approach


Voluntary Actions in the 2017 HLA Bonn Communiqué

Harry Clark, SAP member

Bala Abubakar Bappa, Nigeria, and Nina Rør, Norway


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


Steven Turnbull, Australia

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


Breakout Groups on Building Support for the Voluntary Actions and the Communiqué

Breakout groups discuss voluntary actions and the Communiqué


Albert Altarejos Magalang, Philippines, and Julie Cerqueira, US

Ahmad Noubani, Jordan (left)


Participants in the Spanish breakout group


Eric Zusman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Participants during the French breakout group


Participants in the Spanish breakout group


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