Delivering Multiple Benefits for Clean Air and Climate Nigeria’s National Short-lived Climate Pollutant Plan

10 December, 2018
Katowice, Poland


Nigeria Climate Pavilion (Zone E, Space 33)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5˚C Special Report concluded that the path we take to reach the 1.5˚C target is crucial and the current mitigation ambition in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) is insufficient to put the world on a safe path. We must change course on emissions in the next decade. And this means:

  • Addressing all climate forcing emissions, including SLCPs, is necessary, and
  • An integrated multiple-benefits approach can enable ambitious action by maximizing multiple benefits and avoiding negative trade-offs.

In this context, the Federal Ministry of Environment of Nigeria and the SNAP initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is organizing a side event and panel discussion to highlight the main results and quantified multiple-benefits of Nigeria’s National Action Plan (NAP) for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants.

The session will seek to present the results within the broader context of the call for greater climate mitigation ambition and efforts in the CCAC and elsewhere to show the importance of integrated action on air pollution and climate to unlock necessary mitigation ambition.

A small lunch will be provided prior to the event.


Opening (15 minutes)

  • Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril - Honorable Minister of Environment / Dr. Yerima Peter Tarfa - Nigeria’s UNFCCC focal point
  • Ms. Helena Molin Valdes, Head of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

Presentation: The Nigerian National Action Plan for Reducing Short-lived Climate Pollutants (15 minutes)

  • Bala Bappa, National CCAC – SNAP/IS Coordinator (15 minutes)

Interventions (10 minutes)

  • (TBC) World Health Organization/ Dr. Richard Mills - IUAPPA
  • Nathan Borgford-Parnell, Science Affairs Coordinator, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

Q&A (20 minutes)

Event documents

Event contact

CCAC Secretariat
secretariat [at]
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