Discussion: What Cutting Methane and Smog Means for Climate Targets

(New York)

As part of Climate Week NYC, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Office, together with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), invite you to a session on why we need to urgently tackle methane and tropospheric ozone (smog) — and how to get it done. 

Since 2012, the CCAC has raised global ambition and support to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, including methane and tropospheric ozone (smog). 

Rapidly reducing methane emissions from energy, agriculture, and waste can achieve near-term climate gains this decade and is regarded as the single most effective strategy to keep the goal of limiting warming to 1.5˚C within reach. 

Readily available solutions exist to achieve this. Plus, these same solutions can reduce the formation of tropospheric ozone, thus providing co-benefits such as improved public health and improved agricultural productivity.



• Welcome, Alyssa Arcaya, US EPA Deputy Region 2 Regional Administrator

• Intro, Rick Duke, US Deputy Special Envoy on Climate 

• Targeted action on tropospheric ozone, Prof. A.R. Ravishankara, CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel member and Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University, and Nathan Borgford Parnell, CCAC Secretariat, UNEP 

• Q&A with participants 

• Wrap up, Martina Otto, Head of CCAC Secretariat, UNEP