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.

Ernesto Alvarado
Ernesto
Alvarado
  • Professor, Environmental and Forest Science
    University of Washington
Seattle
United States
Expertise:
Biomass burning and emissions
Regions:
  • North America
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages:
  • English
Jessica McCarty
Jessica
McCarty
  • Assistant Professor of Geography
    Miami University
Ann Arbor
United States
Expertise:
Open Burning; Food Security; Agricultural Management and Monitoring; Fire Emissions and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Regions:
  • Global
Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
William Richard Teague
William Richard
Teague
  • Associate Resident Director and Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
    Texas A&M University
Vernon, Texas
United States
Expertise:
Soil health; carbon sequestration; soil biology; methanotrophic bacteria methane digestion; ecosystem services; water cycling
Regions:
  • Global
Languages:
  • English

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

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

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

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

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

Gary
Haq
  • Senior Research Associate
    Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York
York
United Kingdom
Expertise:
Researcher, Trainer in air quality management, air quality communication, climate change communication, behaviour change and lifestyles, transport, climate change and energy policy, public engagement and impact assessment.
Regions:
  • Global
Languages:
  • English
  • Italian
Richard
Mills
  • Director-General
    International Union of Air Pollution and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA)
London
United Kingdom
Expertise:
National Planning, Policy Development, Air and Environmental Quality
Regions:
  • Global
Languages:
  • English
Louisa
T. Molina
  • President
    Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment (MCE2)
San Diego
United States
Expertise:
Science and Policy related to urban pollution and climate change; emissions and impacts of short-lived climate pollutants.
Regions:
  • Global
Languages:
  • English
Harry
Vallack
  • Ecologist
    Stockholm Environment Institute (at the University of York)
York
United Kingdom
Expertise:
LEAP-IBC software, air pollutant emission inventories
Languages:
  • English

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

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