Short-lived Climate Forcers Workshop



Technical Workshop on Science and Policy of Short-lived Climate Forcers

September 9-10, 2011, Mexico City

AGENDA (pdf)


Objectives of the Workshop

- To discuss the role of  Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) on near-term climate protection and clean air benefits;
- To identify emission sources and mitigation strategies of SLCFs that could be addressed at international, regional and local levels;
- To promote interaction, share best practices and facilitate future collaboration among the  interested partners in SLCFs;
- To discuss and develop plans for future activities, especially in the Latin American region.

Structure of the Workshop

The technical workshop is divided into five main sessions:

Session 1:  Challenges and opportunities for near-term climate protection and clean air benefits
 -  Integrating climate and air pollution policies through short-lived climate forcing agents.
Session 2:  Emissions sources and mitigation strategies implemented in selected regions
 -  Recent developments in science and policy in different emissions sectors; case studies implemented in selected region around the world.
Session 3:  Impacts of SLCF and co-benefits of mitigation
 -  Impacts on climate, human health, crop production, energy efficiency
Session 4:  International cooperation and financing mechanisms
 -  Cooperation and support mechanisms at regional and global scales available to assist national and regional implementation of mitigation options.
Session 5:  Panel discussion of leading international experts and national policy makers in the Latin American region
 -  What implementation options and mechanisms are available?
 -  How far will the different cultural and economic circumstances and governance structures of different countries require different approaches?
 -  How far are the necessary measures already being implemented in different areas, and how far could further implementation assist national priorities as well as contribute to international objectives?
 -  What sort of cooperation and support mechanisms at regional and global scales would assist national implementation in the region?
 -  What are the future research priorities to reduce uncertainties in taking action?

Technical Workshop on Science and Policy of Short-Lived Climate Forcers
September 9-10, 2011, Mexico City
9-Sep (Friday) Topic Presenter
8:00 9:00 Registration
9:00 9:30 Welcome and Introduction Julia Martinez (INE)
Liisa Jalkanen (WMO)

Luisa Molina (MIT/MCE2)
9:30 11:00 Session 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Near-term Climate Protection and Clean Air Benefits Moderator: Julia Martinez (INE)
9:30 10:00 Reducing Non-CO2 Climate Forcers: LinkingMontreal Protocol to Climate Protection Mario Molina (UCSD/CMM)
10:00 10:30 UNEP/WMO Assessment on Tropospheric Ozone and Black Carbon:Key Findings Gregory Carmichael (University of Iowa)
10:30 11:00 Options for Near-term Climate Protection and Clean Air Benefits Julia Martinez (INE)
11:00 11:30 BREAK
11:30 12:30 Session 2: Emission Sources and Mitigation Strategies Implemented in Selected Regions Moderators: Beatriz Cardenas (CENICA), Agustin Garcia and Gerardo Ruiz (UNAM)
11:30 11:55 Mitigation of Methane and Black Carbon in Oil and Gas Production, Distribution and Storage Luis Fernando Betancourt (PEMEX)
11:55 12:20 Coal Mines Kenneth Zak (MEGTEC)
12:20 12:45 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Cindy Newberg (US EPA)
12:45 14:15 LUNCH
14:15 14:40 Landfill Jaime Saldaña (Benlesa, NL)
14:40 15:05 Wastewater Treatment Adalberto Noyola (IINGEN-UNAM)
15:05 15:30 Residential Sector Kirk Smith (UC Berkeley)
15:30 15:55 Mitigation Strategies of Residential Sector in Mexico Rosalba Cruz
Sergio Alcocer (SENER)
15:55 16:25 BREAK  
16:25 16:50 Reducing Black Carbon from On- and Off-Road Diesel Engine Catherine Witherspoon (CWF)
16:50 17:15 Biomass Burning Paulo Artaxo (Univ. Sao Paulo)
17:15 17:40 Industrial Sector  (Small Industries) Victor Gutierrez (CENICA/INE)
17:40 18:00 Brick Kilns Jon Bickel (Swisscontact in Peru)
RECEPTION / DINNER Camino Real Polanco (Puebla Room)
10-Sep (Saturday) Topic Presenter
9:00 10:15 Session 3: Impacts of SLCF and Co-benefits of Mitigation Moderator: Veronica Garibay (INE)
9:00 9:25 Regional and global climate Eduardo Calvo (Peru)
9:25 10:05 Population health Luis Cifuentes (P. Univ. Católica de Chile)
Population health Erika Sasser (US EPA)
10:05 10:30 Crop production and regional ecosystems  Harry Vallack (SEI)
10:30 13:00 Session 4: International Cooperation and Financing Mechanisms Moderator: Luisa Molina (MCE2/MIT)
10:30 10:50 Global Methane Initiatives Henry Ferland (US Environmental Protection Agency)
10:50 11:10 Prototype Methane Financing Facility  Rafe Pomerance (Methane Blue Ribbon Panel)
11:10 11:30 BREAK  
11:30 11:50 Global  Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Sumi Mehta (UN Foundation)
11:50 12:10 Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum Richard Mills (IUAPPA)
12:10 12:25 Energy Efficiency Program in Brickmaking in Latin America Jon Bickel (Swisscontact in Peru)
12:25 12:45 Global Environmental Facility Linda Heath (The GEF)
12:45 13:00 WMO addressing Climate and Air Quality Liisa Jalkanen (WMO)
13:00 13:15 Montreal Protocol - Multi-Lateral Funds John Thompson (US State Department)
13:15 13:30 Inter-American Development Bank Gmelina Ramirez (IDB)

13:30 14:30 LUNCH  
14:30 17:00 Session 5: Panel Discussion Moderator: Adrian Fernandez (CWF)
Identify strategies to more effectively implementing SLCF measures at the national level and strengthening the processes for international cooperation at regional levels; discuss and develop plans for future actions and collaboration.  Panelists: Group 1: John Thompson (US), Mercy Borbor (Ecuador), Francisco Barnes (Mexico), Sandra Lopez (Colombia); Group 2:  Maritza Jadrijevic (Chile), Svante Bodin (Sweden), Sandra Guzman (CEMDA),  Romina Picolotti (CEDHA), Eduardo Santana (IEMA). 
17:00 18:00 Conclusions
Workshop Summary and Plan for Future Actions Moderator:  Francisco Barnes (INE)
Closing  Remarks Francisco Barnes (INE)