National planning regional workshops

Regional cooperation is essential to raise ambition and scale up short-lived climate pollutant mitigation actions. Since 2012, the Coalition’s SNAP initiative has supported regional workshops that bring together countries, institutions and other relevant stakeholders to exchange ideas and expertise at the regional level.

Regional workshops are an important part of the SNAP Initiative because they are vital for taking foward actions to address short-lived climate pollutants. These workshops generate interest about targeted solutions, provide a basis for developing cooperative action, and enhance national planning processes. The workshops also help national policy implementers to strengthen their knowledge about the implementation of short-lived climate pollutant measures.


Many countries are not aware of the multiple benefits of short-lived climate pollutant actions that can contribute to achieving key national and regional development priorities, such as near-term climate protection, human health or food security. They may also lack experience and knowledge of the coordination needed at the national and regional level to implement short-lived climate pollutant measures.

The SNAP initiative aims to address these challenges and support countries in their efforts to scale-up action.


By supporting regional workshops, the SNAP initiative and its partners aim to:

  • Promote “ownership” of short-lived climate pollutant solutions within a region by the participating countries
  • Adapt the solutions proposed by the initiative to local contexts
  • Deepen countries’ engagement and awareness of short-lived climate pollutant issues
  • Build a community of ideas and practices at the regional level that can improve national planning
  • Promote cooperation and engagement within the Coalition to ensure long-term continuity of interest and action

What we're doing

The Coalition has conducted or supported eight regional workshops since 2012. Around 400 government officials, NGO representatives, policy implementers and researchers have come together to share their experiences, find solutions to common challenges, and ultimately achieve emission reductions.

These workshops have raised awareness of short-lived climate pollutant issues among participating countries and organizations and helped inform the implementation of concrete short-lived climate pollutant mitigation measures, policies, and strategies in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia and the Pacific.