About the service

Our Expert Assistance is a no-cost service that connects you to an extensive network of professionals for consultation and advice on a range of short-lived climate pollution issues and policies.  

Experts will provide guidance on technological options, mitigation measures (like those carried out by our initiatives), funding opportunities, application of measurement tools, and policy development.

Who can apply

The service supports requests from policy makers and civil servants working to reduce black carbon, methane and HFCs in specific sectors or as part of overall mitigation planning and implementation. These include: 

  • National government agencies or initiatives 
  • Local and municipal government representatives
  • Technical Institutions 

How to apply

  1. Send your request using the form below
  2. You will receive a reply from our team within 2 business days
  3. You will receive a message from the expert assigned to you

 

 

Types of assistance

This service provides short-term assistance to:

  • review draft strategies
  • analyze optional measures or analytical approaches
  • compile data and information
  • share approaches conducted by others
  • facilitate networking and links with peers 

 

Expert Assistance

Experts will respond via email and/or phone to questions

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Meet the experts

The Solution Centre’s experts are qualified and renowned in their fields. Many currently work on CCAC initiatives.

Agriculture

Ernesto Alvarado
Ernesto Alvarado
  • Professor, Environmental and Forest Science
    University of Washington
Seattle
United States
Areas of expertise:
Biomass burning and emissions
Regions of expertise:
North America
Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages spoken:
English
Jessica McCarty
  • Assistant Professor of Geography
    Miami University
Areas of expertise:
Open burning, Food security, Agricultural management and monitoring, Fire emissions
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Spanish
William Richard Teague
  • Associate Resident Director and Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
    Texas A&M University
Vernon, Texas
United States
Areas of expertise:
Soil health, Carbon sequestration, Soil biology, Methanotrophic bacteria methane digestion, Ecosystem services, Water cycling
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English

Health

Susan Anenberg
  • Co-Founder and Partner
    Environmental Health Analytics, LLC
Washington, DC
United States
Areas of expertise:
Air pollution; Biology; Black Carbon; Chemistry; Earth Science; Economics; Environmental Studies; Methane; National Planning; Policy; Public Health; Environmental Epidemiology
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Carlos Dora
  • Coordinator, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
    World Health Organization (WHO)
Geneva
Switzerland
Areas of expertise:
Public Health; Policy Development; Environmental health implications of transport policies; Environmental epidemiology
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Spanish
Portuguese

Bricks

Ellen Baum
  • Director
    Climate and Health Research Network (CHeRN)
Bowdoinham, ME
United States
Areas of expertise:
Black carbon emissions from oil and gas flares; Alternatives to flaring; Brick kiln modernization
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Jon Bickel
  • Director
    Swisscontact Peru
Lima
Peru
Areas of expertise:
Bricks production: emissions, baseline, finance, impact assessment, policies; air quality monitoring, vehicle emission norms, fuel economy specifications, vehicle inspection and maintenance
Regions of expertise:
Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages spoken:
English
French
Spanish
German
Romansh
Driss Khomsi
  • Professor, Environmental Engineering
    Mohammadi School of Engineers (Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs), Rabat, Morocco
Rabat
Morocco
Areas of expertise:
Black Carbon and other pollutant (CO2, CO, CH4, SO2) emissions from brick production; Life Cycle emissions of Black Carbon and other pollutants; Environmental upgrading of brick kilns
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
French
Arabic

Diesel

Katherine Blumberg
  • Senior Fellow
    International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
San Francisco
United States
Areas of expertise:
Fuel and vehicle regulations; light and heavy-duty vehicle efficiency; transport policy; climate and health science
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Sudhir Gota
  • Consultant & Advisor
    Independent
Bangalore
India
Areas of expertise:
Green Freight; Low carbon transport
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Ray Minjares
  • Clean Air Program Lead
    International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
San Francisco
United States
Areas of expertise:
Health and climate impacts of non-CO2 pollutants in the transportation sector, Vehicle F-gases, Marine black carbon
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English

Waste

Christopher Godlove
  • Urban Sustainability Professional
    THINKCities Consulting
Brussels
Belgium
Areas of expertise:
Sustainable/Resilient Cities, Municipal Solid Waste Management, Technical/Economic Assessment, Budget Management, GHG Mitigation, Capacity Building, Communication, Composting/Anaerobic Digestion, Methane Mitigation
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Stephen Grealy
  • Waste Industry Consultant
    Independant
Lyneham
Australia
Areas of expertise:
Waste policy, systems and technology appropriate systems in a wide variety of socio-economic and geo-political contexts; policy development, quality systems, investigations for organic agriculture industry
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Derek Greedy
  • Waste Expert
    International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Vienna
Austria
Areas of expertise:
Landfill and waste management planning
Regions of expertise:
Global Europe
Languages spoken:
English

Finance

Jeremy Gorelick
  • Professor
    The Johns Hopkins University
  • Lead Technical/Financial Advisor
    City of Dakar
New York
United States
Areas of expertise:
Infrastructure finance, Municipal finance
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
French
Spanish
Italian
Gary Kleiman
  • Senior Environmental Consultant
    World Bank
Washington DC
United States
Areas of expertise:
Climate finance, Green Climate Fund, UNFCCC process
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Benoit Leguet
  • Director
    Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)
Paris
France
Areas of expertise:
Climate Finance, Green Climate Fund, UNFCCC process
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
French
Spanish
Tim Reutemann
  • Technical Expert for Climate Finance
    United Nations Environment Programme -DTU Partnership (UNEP-DTU Parternship)
Copenhagen
Denmark
Areas of expertise:
Climate finance, Green Climate Fund, UNFCCC process, cooking, lighting, PayGo
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
German

Assessments

Mark Z. Jacobson
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program
    Stanford University
Stanford
United States
Areas of expertise:
Black Carbon, Environmental engineering, air pollution and global warming modelling, renewable energy
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Rob Maas
  • Senior Scientific Advisor
    Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Bilthoven
Netherlands
Areas of expertise:
Economics, environmental policy assessments
Regions of expertise:
Europe
Languages spoken:
English
Dutch; Flemish
Megan L. Melamed
  • Executive Director
    International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project
Boulder
United States
Areas of expertise:
Atmospheric chemistry, Air pollution policy, Biomass burning, Chemistry-climate interactions, Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, Arctic air pollution
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
A.R. Ravishankara
  • Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Atmospheric Science
    Colorado State University
Boulder, CO
United States
Areas of expertise:
Atmospheric chemistry, stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and regional air quality.
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Peter F.J. van Velthoven
  • Chemistry and Climate Division
    Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
De Bilt
Netherlands
Areas of expertise:
Chemistry-transport modelling for climate and air quality applications, National air quality forecasts
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Dutch; Flemish

SNAP

Richard Mills
  • Director-General
    International Union of Air Pollution and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA)
London
United Kingdom
Areas of expertise:
National planning, Policy development, Air and environmental quality
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Louisa T. Molina
  • President
    Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment (MCE2)
San Diego
United States
Areas of expertise:
Science and Policy related to urban pollution and climate change; emissions and impacts of short-lived climate pollutants
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English
Harry Vallack
  • Ecologist
    Stockholm Environment Institute (at the University of York)
York
United States
Areas of expertise:
LEAP-IBC sotware, Air pollutant emission inventories
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English

Household Energy

Tara Ramanathan
  • Program Manager
    Nexleaf Analytics
  • Expert
    Project Surya
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Areas of expertise:
Economics, Project implementation, Financing, Social Sciences
Regions of expertise:
Asia and the Pacific
Languages spoken:
English

Oil and Gas

Donald R. Robinson
  • President
    Emissions Management Consulting
Manassas
United States
Areas of expertise:
Oil & gas industry operations, facilities, technologies, methane and pollutant air emissions, mitigation technologies and engineering principles for design and economic evaluation of mitigation solutions
Regions of expertise:
Global
Languages spoken:
English

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