Meeting report - SNAP Institutional Strengthening Workshop - September 2016

Report from the Institutional Strengthening Workshop, organised by the Initiative “Supporting National Action and Planning (SNAP) on short-lived climate pollutants” of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
The workshop was attended by 64 participants from 25 countries and 15 government agencies and non-governmental organizations. It took place in Paris on 22-23 September 2016. The objective was to strengthen countries’ capacity to scale up national action on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) through the sharing of expertise, experiences and ideas.

Session 1 covered the science behind Black Carbon’s impacts and the CCAC’s measures to mitigate these. Countries outlined activities and projects they are carrying out to reduce Black Carbon emissions, sharing good practices, successes, challenges and the overall lessons learnt. 
Session 2 looked at implementation pathways for SLCP measures. Multiple presentations outlined the wide range of technical, societal, developmental and economic factors that must be taken into account when looking at SLCP measures. Countries shared the strategies they have adopted to push for the inclusion of SLCPs into National action plans and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). 
Session 3 explored the opportunities available to finance SLCP control measures and to redirect both public and private investment to green assets. Presenters outlined the approaches, strategies and considerations necessary to access both national and international financing, as well as the functioning of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its application process. 
Session 4 looked at ways to communicate on short-lived climate pollutants. The presentations outlined the key elements of communication strategies, as well as the approaches and tools useful to get decision-makers’ attention.

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