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.

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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