14:00 - 15:30 -- (Auditorium 3)
Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane, black carbon, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons have contributed to up to 45% of net warming to date and have significant impacts on human health and the environment. Moreover, the 2022 Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the imperative to slash methane emissions by 2030 which has a global warming potential 80 times greater than carbon dioxide over a 20- year period. However, historically, SLCPs including methane have not been adequately addressed in policy making at the national and subnational level. By incorporating SLCPs mitigation in subnational plans (state and local climate action plans) and national policies (NDCs, carbon neutrality targets), governments can accelerate implementation of climate targets to stay on a pathway to 1.5C; attract greater investment to scale up action; and deliver immediate socio-economic benefits to our communities and enhance our food and agriculture systems.
To rise up to this imperative, this session brings together the experience and expertise of actors across subnational governments, civil society organizations and others that are working on integrating SLCPs in policy making across key economic sectors. The session will also discuss the opportunities and challenges that come from ambition to implementation of these policies, and the role climate finance can play in unlocking solutions to slash SLCPs in our lifetimes for the people and the planet.
- Understand the importance and benefits of SLCP mitigation on climate, health and the environment
- Learn about the opportunities and challenges of integrating SLCPs in public policy
- Understand how climate finance can unlock fast action on SLCP to collectively meet our 1.5C aligned climate goals and maintain thriving communities and ecosystems.
Global Methane Hub, CCAC
Heather Adair Rohani, Acting Lead, Air Quality and Health, World Health Organization
Moderator: Manjyot Ahluwalia, Regional Lead, Global Methane Hub
- Erni Pelita Fitratunnisa, Head, Pollution and Environment Degradation Control Division, Jakarta Environment Agency
- Vivek Chandran, Director, Climate Insights, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
- Anna Song, Methane, Solutions for Our Climate, South Korea
- Akshat Patni, State Coordinator, IGSD
CLOSING REMARKS : Martina Otto, Head of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition