CCAC Science Policy Dialogue - HFCs

28 September, 2020
17:30 CET
Online event

The CCAC's Scientific Advisory Panel will host its second virtual Science Policy Dialogue on Monday, 28 September 2020, under the theme "Catalyzing 2030 Mitigation Ambition – HFCs."

This event will bring together scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and regulators to review methane emissions reduction potentials and the ways HFC mitigation can be leveraged to drive ambitious action this decade.

Discussions will focus on the opportunities and barriers for mitigating global emissions of HFCs consistent with a 1.5C pathway by 2030.

This is the second dialogue organized by the CCAC's Scientific Advisory Panel in 2020. The first dialogue, on 22 June, focused on mitigation opportunities for methane. 

Register using the link below to participate in the question and answer sessions. If you do not plan to participate, you can watch a live stream of the event on YouTube. More details about the event will be added to this page soon.


14:30 | Welcome and Instructions

  • Helena Molin-Valdes, Head of the CCAC Secretariat

14:35 | Session 1 – Equipment in Use and Avoiding the Need for Cooling: Opportunities and Challenges

This session will overview expected achievement in mitigation through the Kigali Amendment, in comparison with the mitigation expected in 1.5°C consistent scenarios under the Paris Agreement. It will also assess additional potential mitigation and benefits which could be achieved beyond the current level of KA ambition and discuss the opportunities for the CCAC to support greater ambition.

  • Durwood Zaelke, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (Moderator)
  • A.R. Ravishankara, Colorado State University
  • Rwanda (TBC)
  • Clarisse Durand, Policy Advisor, Ministry for and Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France
  • Philippe Chemouny, Manager, Montreal Protocol, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Xiaofang Zhou, Director, Montreal Protocol Unit, UNDP (TBC)
  • Pallav Purohit, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

15:35 | Session 2 – Life Cycle Management (refrigerant end of life)

This session will highlight on the current state of management of refrigerants at the end of life, opportunities for mitigation within the 2030 timeframe, and how the CCAC can support greater ambition within the 2030 timeframe. This session is co-organized with the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, which launched the Initiative on Fluorocarbons Life Cycle Management (IFL) at COP25 in 2019.

  • Bassam Elassaad, Senior Expert Member, Montreal Protocol Technology and Economics Assessment Panel (TEAP) (moderator)
  • Dr. Noboru Kagawa, National Defense Academy of Japan
  • Japan, Presentation on Japan’s Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons
  • Indonesia (TBC)
  • Ole Kristian Kvissel, Senior Adviser, Section for Climate Science, Norwegian Environment Agency
  • Germany (TBC)
  • Asmau Jibril, Overseeing Head, Mitigation Division, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria
  • Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA)

16:35 | Session 3 – Cross Cutting Opportunities and Challenges

This session will focus on opportunities for enhancing near-term HFC mitigation through cross-cutting action, such as by focusing on cold food chains and by focusing on parallel energy efficiency improvements.

  • Zitouni Oulddada, Deputy Director, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (moderator)
  • Federico Mannoni, Italy (TBC)
  • India (TBC)
  • Zerin Osho, International Solar Alliance
  • Brian Holuj, UNEP United for Efficiency (TBC)
  • Kevin Fay, Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (TBC)

Event contact

CCAC Secretariat
secretariat [at]
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