Maximizing Benefits in Achieving Global Climate Goals (side event at Asia Pacific Climate Week)


This workshop will explore the consequences delaying near-term climate action will have on the development aspirations of countries, as well as the benefits of following a path toward the Paris targets that limits the rate of near-term global warming, reduces air pollution and avoids losses to agricultural productivity.

The session will present the application and benefits of the Multiple Benefits Pathway Approach, currently being developed and tested by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and its partners to give countries, regions, and communities the power to define strategies that provide climate mitigation while delivering additional benefits for air quality, health, and food security.

  • Opening remarks: Dan Mc Dougall, Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat
  • The Multiple Benefits Pathway Approach: Jiang Kejun, Climate and Clean Air Coalition Scientific Advisory Panel member & Director of the Energy Research Institute, NRDC, China
  • The Multiple Benefits Pathway Approach: perspective of the Philippines: Albert Magalang, Chief, Climate Change Division, Environment Management Bureau, DENR, Philippines
  • Illustrating the Multiple Benefits Pathway Approach: the example of Bangladesh: Tanvir Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
  • Advancing ambition in the context of the Paris Agreement: Next generation Nationally Determined Contributions and long-term strategies: Katie Ross, Associate, World Resources Institute Climate Program
  • Discussion
  • Facilitator: Elsa Lefevre, Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat

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