CCAC at Abu Dhabi Ascent 2014

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CCAC partners discussed SLCP deliverables with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, focusing on the methane oil and gas partnership. Left to right: Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Vice-President of Strategy and Policy, Statoil; Bahijjahtu Abubakar, CCAC Co-chair and National Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme, Nigeria; Mark Boling, Executive Vice President, Southwestern Energy; Ban Ki-moon; Gregory Barker,  Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom; Anna Lindstedt, Climate Ambassador, Ministry of Environment, Sweden; David Turk, Deputy U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change.

The ambition was huge. Governments at the Abu Dhabi Ascent were requested to make significant, headline-grabbing announcements and commitments for the Secretary-General's Climate Summit in September

The CCAC and its partners participated in a variety of ways in this important global conference in Abu Dhabi on the 4th and 5th of May. The conference laid the groundwork for the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in September, where short-lived climate pollutants were featured as a topic of major interest.

CCAC Mid-term Review Survey

Since its launch with six country partners and UNEP in 2012, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) has grown rapidly to now encompass 46 state partners and 54 non-state partners by January 2015. In order to help formulating a common vision and strategy to scale up actions locally and globally the Coalition is undertaking a small-scale midterm review between January and April 2015. The results of the review will inform the development of the five-year strategic plan for the Coalition, 2016-2020.

Included in the methodology of this mid-term review is an online survey addressed to all Coalition Partners, CCAC actors, initiative implementers and other stakeholders outside the Coalition. The survey is open until 5 FEBRUARY 2015, and all answers are anonymous.

We welcome you to take the next few minutes to submit your answers by clicking on any of the links to the right. You may take the survey in either English or French.

Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, Bahijjahtu Abubakar, Co-chair of CCAC, Nigeria, and Minister Gregory Barker, United Kingdom, opened the conference with high-level presentations on Energy and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants.

Meanwhile, breakout Sessions on Climate Action focused on specific initiatives in key action areas, where stakeholders from government, private sector, finance and civil society explored potential opportunities to engage in these initiatives. The CCAC participated in a number of ways in these sessions, including having two dedicated ones on SLCPs.

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