COP 21 Side Event - SLCPs and INDCs: Tackling short-lived climate pollutants to raise ambition


COP21 Venue: CICERO & Bellona Foundation Pavilion (Blue Zone)

12:00 - 14:00, December 8

This session will examine how measures to reduce SLCPs can help countries meet and exceed the goals set in their Paris pledges, support development and address key local concerns such as air pollution. We will provide an overview of how countries can link SLCP actions with their climate and low-emissions development strategies, examine the political economy of tackling SLCPs, and hear directly from different countries that are actively addressing SLCPs.

This event is co-hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and CICERO in partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC).


Moderator: Romina Picolotti, President, Center for Human Rights and the Environment

  • Johan.C.I. Kuylenstierna, Policy Director, SEI
  • Steffen Kallbekken, Research Director, Climate Economics Unit, CICERO
  • Marcelo Mena, Vice-Minister of Environment, Chile, and co-chair, CCAC
  • Pam Pearson, Director, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
  • María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, Director, Instituto Nacional de Ecología, Mexico
  • Richard Duke, Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change, White House Council on Environmental Quality (tbc)