CCAC Science Policy Dialogue


The CCAC's Scientific Advisory Panel will host its first virtual Science Policy Dialogue on Monday, 22 June 2020, under the theme "Catalyzing 2030 Mitigation Ambition – Methane."

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

Discussions will focus on the opportunities and barriers for mitigating global emissions in the three main emitting sectors: agriculture, oil and gas, and waste.

Registration is required 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.


Video: background discussion

Background discussion on methane and the CCAC's role in catalysing 2030 mitigation ambition


13:00 Welcome and instructions
13:10 Introduction to the Scientific and Technical Foundations of the Coalition

Session 1 - Oil, Gas and Coal Sector

  • Ligia Noronha, Director of Economy Division, UN Environment Programme (moderator)
  • Graciela Binimelis de Raga, Senior Scientist, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Marc D’Iorio, Director, General Energy and Transportation, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Brendan Devlin, Adviser, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Adriana López, Director of International Cooperation, ASEA, Mexico
  • Euan Nisbet, Professor, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Roland Kupers, Board Member, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Tim Gould, Head of Supply Division, World Energy Outlook, International Energy Agency
14:10 5-min intermission

Session 2 – Agriculture Sector

  • Johan Kuylenstierna, Senior Advisor, Stockholm Environment Institute (moderator)
  • Lisa Emberson, Associate and Professor, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Walter Oyhantcabal, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Uruguay
  • Dr. Tran Dai Nghia, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
  • Jeroen Dijkman, Deputy Director, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre
  • Henning Steinfeld, Chief, Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Lena Höglund-Isaksson, Senior Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
15:05 5-min intermission

Session 3 – Waste Sector

  • A.R. Ravishankara, Professor, Colorado State University (moderator)
  • Franck Portalupi, Manager, Climate Finance Implementation, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

  • Guillermo González, Head of the Circular Economy Office, Ministry of Environment, Chile
  • Sandra Mazo-Nix, Coordinator, Waste initiative, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
  • Kumara Jagath, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Lena Höglund-Isaksson, Senior Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Jan Janssen, Long-Term Expert and Coordinator, adelphi GmbH, Berlin, Germany
16:00 Global Methane Assessment Online Tool

Session 4 – Bringing it all together

  • Helena Molin Valdes, Head of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
  • Drew Shindell, Professor, Duke University (moderator)
  • Brendan Devlin, Adviser, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Ragnhild Falkenberg, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
  • Charlotte Unger, Research Associate, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
  • Jiang Kejun, Director, Energy Research Institute, China
  • Dan McDougall, Senior Advisor, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
17:00 Thank you


About the sessions

Each session will begin with a short overview presentation by a member of the CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel, covering the emissions trends and the available technical, non-technical and behavioural mitigation measures available within the 2030 timeframe. This will be followed by one or two presentations by policymakers with expertise in the sector, and will showcase the regulatory, economic, and other mechanisms available to policymakers to support implementation of those measures at the scale necessary to achieve the Coalition’s mitigation objectives by 2030.

Each session will conclude with a moderated discussion amongst an invited panel of scientific, technical and policy experts.

Pollutants (SLCPs)