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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