20th Climate & Clean Air Coalition Working Group and Science-Policy Dialogue

25-27 April 2017 | Santiago de Chile, Chile

Highlights for Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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Drew Shindell, SAP Chair, gave a warm welcome to the participants.

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Science Policy Dialogue took place on 25 April 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Santiago de Chile, Chile. The dialogue included panel sessions and breakout groups. The meeting was opened by Scientific Advisory Panel Chair Drew Shindell and by Laura Gallardo, Director of the Center for Climate and Resilience Research, Chile.
The first session, moderated by Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Minister of Environment, Chile, summarized the latest scientific research and analysis of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in the contexts of the 2017 Coalition’s Annual Science Update and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 45th meeting.

The second session focused on metrics for evaluating and reporting on methane and black carbon, including on: near-term climate; health; agriculture; economics and valuations; and black carbon inventories. This was continued by a session focused on the opportunities, barriers, and science or policy gaps, as well as developing strategies for the CCAC to move forward on metrics and inventories.

In the afternoon, participants divided into breakout groups to develop concrete strategies and recommendations for integrating SLCPs into science-based policymaking and identify priority lists of science and policy gaps to address in 2017/18. The groups focused on: target approaches; integration with IPCC and SDGs; linking with national development plans and NDCs; economic valuations and financing; and a discussion on metrics for Francophone partners. The breakout groups reported back to plenary.
This was followed by a session showcasing methodologies and tools from CCAC initiatives contributing to inventory development on SLCPs, including measurements, emissions factors, policy guidance or other relevant tools. The session included an interactive presentation of the LEAP-IBC tool.

The last session identified the next steps and follow up for the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). Rita Cerutti, Co-Chair CCAC, closed the dialogue at 18:09.

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CCAC Science Policy Dialogue 2017

Markus Amann, Program Director of the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program and Co-leader of IIASA's Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Laura Gallardo, Head of Climate and Resilience Research Center, Chile

(L-R): Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Minister of the Environment, Chile, Shardul Agrawala, SAP, Iris Adriana Jimenez Castillo, National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), Mexico, and Markus Amann, IIASA

Iris Adriana Jimenez Castillo, INECC

Shardul Agrawala, SAP

Gilberto Rincón González, Center For Sustainable Development Studies (CEID) Colombia

Julie Cerqueira, U.S. State Department

Martin Pépin Aina, Republic of Benin

Science Meeting Policy Needs – Outcomes of the SAP expert workshop on metrics and inventories

(L-R): Fernando Farias, Ministry of Environment, Chile, Drew Shindell, SAP Chair, Johan Kuylenstierna, SAP, Carlos Dora, World Health Organization (WHO), Tami Bond, University of Illinois, US, and Harry Clark, SAP

Johan Kuylenstierna , SAP

Carlos Dora, WHO

Harry Clark, SAP

Tami Bond, University of Illinois

Participants during the meeting

Science Meeting Policy Needs – Issues to explore when determining whether to implement the recommendations from the SAP expert workshop on metrics and inventories

(L-R) Julie Cerqueira, U.S. State Department, Drew Shindell, SAP Chair, Andres Pica, Ministry of Environment, Chile, Vigdis Vestreng, Norway Environment Agency,Moses Jura, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya, Tami Bond, University of Illinois, US, and Johan Kuylenstierna, SAP


Vigdis Vestreng, Norway Environment Agency

Andres Pica, Ministry of Environment, Chile

Pamela Franklin, US Environmental Protection Agency

Arnico Panday, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Moses Jura, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya

Eric Zusman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Sultan Ahmed, Director, Department of Environment, Bangladesh

Showcasing methodologies or tools from Coalition initiatives that will contribute to the inventory development (emission factors and other information)

(L-R): Johan Kuylenstierna SAP, Graciela Binimelis de Raga, SAP, Eric Zusman, IGES, Leslie Cordes, Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves (GACC), and Henning Steinfeld, FAO

Breakout groups: Link SAP workshop recommendations to countries national policy needs, including NDC and other development objectives, identify Coalition’s needs.

Breakout group: The Pathways to the Target approach

Breakout group: Better coordinating and integrating with the IPCC process and SDGs

Breakout group: Linking the recommendations of the SAP workshop to countries’ NDCs and development plans, including their implementation, updating, and preparation for the 2018 global stocktake

Breakout group: Next steps for short-lived climate pollutants economic valuations and financing

Breakout group: Francophone discussion group on metrics

Follow-up action for the SAP

SAP Members (L-R): Drew Shindell, Duke University, Johan Kuylenstierna, Stockholm Environment Institute, Graciela Binimelis de Raga, UNAM, Markus Amann, IIASA, Shonali Pachauri, IIASA, and Shardul Agrawala, OECD

Lunch Side event: Santiago Megacities Partnership




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