National Planning Hub Insight Meeting


We are pleased to welcome Ange-Benjamin Brida, CCAC National Focal Point from Cote d’Ivoire and Romina Picolotti, Senior Policy Analyst from IGSD to showcase best practices in national planning on SLCPs and present opportunities to scale up SLCP mitigation through the IMF's Resilience and Sustainability Trust. Johan Kuylenstierna, Research Leader at the Stockholm Environment Institute will moderate the meeting.

This online event is a follow up to the Insight Meeting held on 1 March where best practices from Ghana along with ideas for scaling up SLCP mitigation at the national and regional levels in Africa were presented.


About the Presenters

Ange-Benjamin Brida

Ange-Benjamin Brida, is the CCAC National Focal Point from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Côte d’Ivoire. He led the development of the national action plan for reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in Côte d’Ivoire. Mr Brida has up to 10 years working experience in the area of climate science and policy and climate negotiations with various institutions such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) the Climate Action Network Interational (CAN-Interational).

Romina Picolotti

Romina Picolotti is Senior Policy Analyst at IGSD and the President and founder of the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA). Previously Ms. Picolotti was Argentina’s Environment Minister (2006 – 2008) during which time she crafted and introduced numerous compliance and enforcement initiatives to uphold environmental laws and regulations. She was instrumental in achieving the passage of the world’s first Glacier and Perigalcial Environment Protection Law, as well as the passage of the 2007 adjustment to the Montreal Protocol to accelerate the phase-out of HCFCs to achieve climate mitigation equivalent to 10 to 15 billion tons of CO2. She also has promoted environmental and human rights protection in Nicaragua, Cambodia, Peru, Cuba, Haiti, Argentina, and other places around the world.

Johan Kuylenstierna

Johan Kuylenstierna is a Research Leader at SEI. Prior to this role he was Centre Director for the SEI centre in York from 1997-2012, Policy Director from 2013-19 and joined SEI in 1989. Before that he was part of the Beijer Institute, and has been at the University of York, at which the SEI York centre is housed, since 1986. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).