26 May 2014 - 28 May 2014
Panama City, Panama

Regional Assessment of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in Latin America and the Caribbean

First Authors Meeting - LAC Regional Assessment of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

In 2012, an Inter-Governmental Consultation on SLCPs in Latin America and the Caribbean was convened in Bogota, Colombia.  The 20 participating governments called upon the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to support the development of a LAC regional assessment of SLCP issues. In response to this call, the CCAC has decided to support a major integrated assessment of SLCPs which will be undertaken across the region over the next two years to support and provide a framework for national action; underpin regional co-operation on SLCP mitigation; and provide a regional focus for engagement with policy makers, scientists, technical experts, and other key stakeholders.

IIASA researcher Zbigniew Klimont was invited to contribute as a Coordinating Lead Author to the integrated assessment which will be implemented through a broad and representative team of scientific and policy experts from across the region, with the support of the UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Anenberg SC, Schwartz J, Shindell DT, Amann M, Faluvegi G, Klimont Z et al. (2012)

Global air quality and health co-benefits of mitigating near-term climate change through methane and black carbon emission controls

Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(6):831-839 (June 2012) (Published online 14 March 2012) More

Shindell DT, Kuylenstierna JCI, Vignati E, van Dingenen R, Amann M, Klimont Z, Kupiainen K, Hoeglund-Isaksson L et al. (2012)

Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security

Science, 335(6065):183-189 (13 January 2012) More

Amann M, Klimont Z (Contributing Authors) (2011)

Near-term Climate Protection and Clean Air Benefits: Actions for Controlling Short-lived Climate Forcers - A UNEP Synthesis Report

UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya (November 2011) More

Heyes C, Klimont Z, Wagner F, Amann M (2011)

Extension of the GAINS model to include short-lived climate forcers


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