Sound science has underpinned the formation of the Coalition and will guide its work into the future.

A  dedicated Scientific Advisory Panel has been formed to keep the Coalition abreast of new scientific developments on short-lived climate pollutants, answer specific questions of the Coalition and inform policy discussions.

Current members

Drew
Shindell

Main areas of expertise

Atmospheric chemistry and climate change
Drew Shindell is the current Chair of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Scientific Advisory Panel. He is Professor of Climate Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. From 1995 to 2014 he was a scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. Dr. Shindell taught atmospheric chemistry at Columbia University for more than a decade. His research concerns natural and human drivers of climate change, linkages between air quality and climate change, and the interface between climate change science and policy. He has been an author on more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and received awards from Scientific American, NASA, the EPA, and the NSF.
Markus
Amann

Main areas of expertise

Analysis of climate, environmental, and health aspects of atmospheric pollutants.
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Michael
Brauer

Main areas of expertise

Assessment of exposure and health impacts of air pollution, specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution. His research focuses on linkages between the built environment and human health, with specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution, the global health impacts of air pollution and the relationships between multiple exposures mediated by urban form (air pollution, noise, greenness) and population health.
Andy
Haines

Main areas of expertise

Research in primary care and the study of environmental influences on health, including the potential effects of climate change and the health co-benefits of the low carbon economy.
Johan
Kuylenstierna

Main areas of expertise

His research is concerned with various aspects of air pollution at scales ranging from regional to global, particularly effects of acidifying deposition, eutrophying nitrogen deposition and gaseous pollutant impacts on crops, forests and human health.
Dr. Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna, PhD (air pollution), BSc (Biology) is Policy Director for SEI. He is also a member of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Scientific Advisory Panel. Dr. Kuylenstierna developed methods to map sensitivity, critical load/level and exceedance maps for sulphur, nitrogen and ozone pollution in Europe, Asia, Africa and South and Central America, and also assessments at global scale. Johan collaborates with researchers and policy makers in all these regions. He also coordinated a UNEP assessment on the linked air pollution and radiative forcing issues related to black carbon and tropospheric ozone.
Yacob
Mulugetta

Main areas of expertise

Energy systems, development, industrial policy
Veerabhadran
Ramanathan

Main areas of expertise

Observations and modeling of SLCPs.
Victor Alderson Professor of Applied Ocean Sciences and director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (USA). Professor Ramanathan has been conducting original research in Climate and Atmospheric Science since the 1970s. He discovered the super greenhouse effect of halo carbons (CFCs) in 1975 and used observations to quantify the large global warming effect of black carbon. He led international field campaigns, developed unmanned aircraft platforms for tracking brown cloud pollution worldwide, and educates and trains the next generation of scientists. Based on his research, he developed a new approach for mitigating climate change that involves mitigating emissions of four short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) to drastically reduce near-term warming and slowing down the retreat of the Himalayan glaciers. He is now implementing this new approach in the field. Professor Ramanathan conducted work on observations and modeling of SLCPs, particularly black carbon in Asia. He founded, designed, and leads Project Surya, an extended effort to characterize and mitigate environmental impacts of black carbon, ozone, and methane in rural India. He also initiated ICAMP, a World Bank sponsored project to reduce soot emissions from the transportation sector in India. Involved in research on mitigation strategies and has published on technical and policy options for SLCP reduction.
Zhang
Shiqiu

Main areas of expertise

Economic analysis of a multiple pollutants control strategy, and regional management and policy evaluation.
Shardul
Agrawala

Main areas of expertise

Climate change and development, the economics of climate change
Graciela Binimelis
de Raga

Main areas of expertise

Aerosol pollution and aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions
Dr. Graciela B. Raga, born in Argentina, did her undergraduate studies in meteorology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and received a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington (USA) in 1989. Postdoctoral work at Environment Canada and at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UK) gave her opportunities to develop research on cloud-aerosol interactions through in-situ measurements with research aircraft. She has been a scientist and professor at UNAM since 1995, having authored 76 peer-reviewed publications and several chapters in books, and supervised 16 master and PhD theses. Her research in Mexico focused more on aerosol urban pollution, providing a new direction by bringing a physical context to the pollution research. She has developed several graduate level courses and has taught systematically over the last 20 years. She has been a member of several international committees including the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC), International Commission of Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP), Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Climate (ACPC) Initiative of the International Global Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and a membe of the Joint Scietific Committee of the World Research Climate Programme (WCRP). She was the Chief Editor of the journal Atmosfera, a member of the Mexico Academy of Sciences, of the National System of Research (SNI, level III) of the National Research Council of Mexico (CONACYT) and of the Third World Organization for Women in Science. She is currently a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). She was Lead Author for Working Group I of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), including participation in the Summary for Policy Makers and the Technical Summary of the Assessment. Recently, she co-chaired the Regional Assessment on SLCP in Latin America and the Caribbean, whose Summary for Decision Makers was presented at the UNEA meeting in 2016. She is also a member of the Committee to Prevent Extreme Climate Change (CPECC), chaired by Drs. Ramanathan, D. Zaelke and M. Molina.
Lisa
Emberson

Main areas of expertise

Air pollution and climate change impacts on plant physiology, scaling to whole crop, tree and grassland productivity. Development of risk assessment methodologies for air quality guidelines to protect vegetation.
Jiang
Kejun

Main areas of expertise

Climate change and energy policy with focus on energy technology policy assessment, energy supply policy assessment, renewable energy development and energy conservation, including energy and emission scenarios, assessment on energy and fuel tax, research on China's potential to achieve its energy targets and development of the Integrated Policy Assessment models.
Jian
Liu

Main areas of expertise

Science and policy for ecosystems management, agriculture, environment, and climate change
Shonali
Pachauri

Main areas of expertise

Analysis of socio-economic, demographic and environmental dimensions of household energy access and use in developing countries.
A.R.
Ravishankara

Main areas of expertise

Atmospheric studies, stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and regional air quality
Supat
Wongwangwatana

Main areas of expertise

Environmental management, environmental quality control and environmental policy planning (including practical experience of transport management in Bangkok)
Drew
Shindell

Main areas of expertise

Atmospheric chemistry and climate change
Drew Shindell is the current Chair of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Scientific Advisory Panel. He is Professor of Climate Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. From 1995 to 2014 he was a scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. Dr. Shindell taught atmospheric chemistry at Columbia University for more than a decade. His research concerns natural and human drivers of climate change, linkages between air quality and climate change, and the interface between climate change science and policy. He has been an author on more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and received awards from Scientific American, NASA, the EPA, and the NSF.
Shardul
Agrawala

Main areas of expertise

Climate change and development, the economics of climate change
Markus
Amann

Main areas of expertise

Analysis of climate, environmental, and health aspects of atmospheric pollutants.
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Graciela Binimelis
de Raga

Main areas of expertise

Aerosol pollution and aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions
Dr. Graciela B. Raga, born in Argentina, did her undergraduate studies in meteorology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and received a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington (USA) in 1989. Postdoctoral work at Environment Canada and at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UK) gave her opportunities to develop research on cloud-aerosol interactions through in-situ measurements with research aircraft. She has been a scientist and professor at UNAM since 1995, having authored 76 peer-reviewed publications and several chapters in books, and supervised 16 master and PhD theses. Her research in Mexico focused more on aerosol urban pollution, providing a new direction by bringing a physical context to the pollution research. She has developed several graduate level courses and has taught systematically over the last 20 years. She has been a member of several international committees including the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC), International Commission of Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP), Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Climate (ACPC) Initiative of the International Global Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and a membe of the Joint Scietific Committee of the World Research Climate Programme (WCRP). She was the Chief Editor of the journal Atmosfera, a member of the Mexico Academy of Sciences, of the National System of Research (SNI, level III) of the National Research Council of Mexico (CONACYT) and of the Third World Organization for Women in Science. She is currently a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). She was Lead Author for Working Group I of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), including participation in the Summary for Policy Makers and the Technical Summary of the Assessment. Recently, she co-chaired the Regional Assessment on SLCP in Latin America and the Caribbean, whose Summary for Decision Makers was presented at the UNEA meeting in 2016. She is also a member of the Committee to Prevent Extreme Climate Change (CPECC), chaired by Drs. Ramanathan, D. Zaelke and M. Molina.
Michael
Brauer

Main areas of expertise

Assessment of exposure and health impacts of air pollution, specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution. His research focuses on linkages between the built environment and human health, with specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution, the global health impacts of air pollution and the relationships between multiple exposures mediated by urban form (air pollution, noise, greenness) and population health.
Lisa
Emberson

Main areas of expertise

Air pollution and climate change impacts on plant physiology, scaling to whole crop, tree and grassland productivity. Development of risk assessment methodologies for air quality guidelines to protect vegetation.
Andy
Haines

Main areas of expertise

Research in primary care and the study of environmental influences on health, including the potential effects of climate change and the health co-benefits of the low carbon economy.
Jiang
Kejun

Main areas of expertise

Climate change and energy policy with focus on energy technology policy assessment, energy supply policy assessment, renewable energy development and energy conservation, including energy and emission scenarios, assessment on energy and fuel tax, research on China's potential to achieve its energy targets and development of the Integrated Policy Assessment models.
Johan
Kuylenstierna

Main areas of expertise

His research is concerned with various aspects of air pollution at scales ranging from regional to global, particularly effects of acidifying deposition, eutrophying nitrogen deposition and gaseous pollutant impacts on crops, forests and human health.
Dr. Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna, PhD (air pollution), BSc (Biology) is Policy Director for SEI. He is also a member of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Scientific Advisory Panel. Dr. Kuylenstierna developed methods to map sensitivity, critical load/level and exceedance maps for sulphur, nitrogen and ozone pollution in Europe, Asia, Africa and South and Central America, and also assessments at global scale. Johan collaborates with researchers and policy makers in all these regions. He also coordinated a UNEP assessment on the linked air pollution and radiative forcing issues related to black carbon and tropospheric ozone.
Jian
Liu

Main areas of expertise

Science and policy for ecosystems management, agriculture, environment, and climate change
Yacob
Mulugetta

Main areas of expertise

Energy systems, development, industrial policy
Shonali
Pachauri

Main areas of expertise

Analysis of socio-economic, demographic and environmental dimensions of household energy access and use in developing countries.
Veerabhadran
Ramanathan

Main areas of expertise

Observations and modeling of SLCPs.
Victor Alderson Professor of Applied Ocean Sciences and director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (USA). Professor Ramanathan has been conducting original research in Climate and Atmospheric Science since the 1970s. He discovered the super greenhouse effect of halo carbons (CFCs) in 1975 and used observations to quantify the large global warming effect of black carbon. He led international field campaigns, developed unmanned aircraft platforms for tracking brown cloud pollution worldwide, and educates and trains the next generation of scientists. Based on his research, he developed a new approach for mitigating climate change that involves mitigating emissions of four short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) to drastically reduce near-term warming and slowing down the retreat of the Himalayan glaciers. He is now implementing this new approach in the field. Professor Ramanathan conducted work on observations and modeling of SLCPs, particularly black carbon in Asia. He founded, designed, and leads Project Surya, an extended effort to characterize and mitigate environmental impacts of black carbon, ozone, and methane in rural India. He also initiated ICAMP, a World Bank sponsored project to reduce soot emissions from the transportation sector in India. Involved in research on mitigation strategies and has published on technical and policy options for SLCP reduction.
A.R.
Ravishankara

Main areas of expertise

Atmospheric studies, stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and regional air quality
Zhang
Shiqiu

Main areas of expertise

Economic analysis of a multiple pollutants control strategy, and regional management and policy evaluation.
Supat
Wongwangwatana

Main areas of expertise

Environmental management, environmental quality control and environmental policy planning (including practical experience of transport management in Bangkok)
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