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Monday 15 May, 15:00 – 16:30
Side event at the UN Climate Change Conference, Room Kaminzimmer
ABOUT THE SIDE EVENT
The event aims to highlight the impacts of black carbon and co-pollutants on climate and health and provide greater clarity on the scientific rationale for countries to include black carbon and co-pollutants as a regulated (and measured) emission in national (and local) air quality regulations and standards. The panel of leading scientists and representatives from both developing and developed countries will discuss the importance of measuring black carbon emissions, share best practices and their experiences of black carbon mitigation, and highlight multiple benefits for health and sustainable development.
Including black carbon and co-pollutants in national plans will help the global of attainment of 0.6 degrees Celsius of avoided global warming from SLCPs. It would also help countries avoid choosing between near-term sustainable development priorities and long-term climate goals - they can and should achieve both.
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence, Managing Scientific Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam
Science session: Latest science update on black carbon and presentation of a March 2017 decision by 78 leading scientists on steps to develop black carbon metrics and inventories.
National experience: Presentations by national government representatives showcasing national black carbon actions (inventories, inclusion in nationally determined contributions or mid-century strategies)
ABOUT THE UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
The forty-sixth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) as well as the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3) will take place from 8 to 18 May 2017, in Bonn, Germany.