The CCAC's Scientific Advisory Panel will host its first virtual Science Policy Dialogue on Monday, 22 June 2020, under the theme "Catalyzing 2030 Mitigation Ambition – Methane."
This event will bring together scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and regulators to review methane emissions reduction potentials and the ways methane mitigation can be leveraged to drive ambitious action this decade.
Discussions will focus on the opportunities and barriers for mitigating global emissions in the three main emitting sectors: agriculture, oil and gas, and waste.
Registration is required to participate in the question and answer sessions. If you do not plan to participate, you can watch a live stream of the event on YouTube.
Guillermo González, Head of the Circular Economy Office, Ministry of Environment, Chile
Sandra Mazo-Nix, Coordinator, Waste initiative, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Kumara Jagath, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Lena Höglund-Isaksson, Senior Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Jan Janssen, Long-Term Expert and Coordinator, adelphi GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Global Methane Assessment Online Tool
Session 4 – Bringing it all together
Helena Molin Valdes, Head of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Drew Shindell, Professor, Duke University (moderator)
Brendan Devlin, Adviser, DG Energy, European Commission
Ragnhild Falkenberg, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
Charlotte Unger, Research Associate, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Jiang Kejun, Director, Energy Research Institute, China
Dan McDougall, Senior Advisor, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
About the sessions
Each session will begin with a short overview presentation by a member of the CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel, covering the emissions trends and the available technical, non-technical and behavioural mitigation measures available within the 2030 timeframe. This will be followed by one or two presentations by policymakers with expertise in the sector, and will showcase the regulatory, economic, and other mechanisms available to policymakers to support implementation of those measures at the scale necessary to achieve the Coalition’s mitigation objectives by 2030.
Each session will conclude with a moderated discussion amongst an invited panel of scientific, technical and policy experts.