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.
Jian
Liu

Main areas of expertise

Science and policy for ecosystems management, agriculture, environment, and climate change
Markus
Amann

Main areas of expertise

Analysis of climate, environmental, and health aspects of atmospheric pollutants.
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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.
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.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Scientiam pollicentur, quam non erat mirum sapientiae cupido patria esse cariorem. Qui autem esse poteris, nisi te amor ipse ceperit? Est enim effectrix multarum et magnarum voluptatum. Sic enim censent, oportunitatis esse beate vivere. Quis non odit sordidos, vanos, leves, futtiles? Quodcumque in mentem incideret, et quodcumque tamquam occurreret.
Jian
Liu

Main areas of expertise

Science and policy for ecosystems management, agriculture, environment, and climate change
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.
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