As a Climate and Clean Coalition (CCAC) partner, and an organization with a strong track record on projects to reduce methane emissions from waste and other sectors, CCAP enthusiastically participated in the events surrounding the Global Methane Forum, the week of March 28th, in Washington, D.C. The event brought together high level policy makers from around the world to discuss options for methane reduction.
Global Methane Forum
The Global Methane Forum, held March 28-30 in Washington, D.C. featured high-level plenary sessions on cross-cutting issues, as well as technical sessions on biogas, coal mines, and oil and natural gas systems. CCAP participated in a number of the sessions at the forum on issues related to how converting INDCs into policies, measures and finance-ready investment strategies can help drive implementation of methane emissions reductions.
Global Methane Forum Plenary Session – Finance Roundtable
Converting INDCs into Investment Strategies – Presentation by Laurence Blandford
Biogas Technical Session – Policies and Tools
INDCs as Drivers of Project Implementation – Presentation by Laurence Blandford
Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) to reduce short-lived climate pollutants workshop
On behalf of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), CCAP organized the CCAC Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) to reduce short-lived climate pollutants workshop. This event took place in Washington D.C., US, on March 31 – April 1, following the Global Methane Forum.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a voluntary partnership of governments, non-government organizations and multilateral institutions working together to make meaningful reductions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) such as black carbon, methane, and some hydrofluorocarbons. One of eleven initiatives, the Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) supports cities and national governments to develop sustainable municipal solid waste management policies and practices that achieve key development priorities – such as improved public health, service provision and job creation – and have near-term climate benefits.
This workshop was a joint effort of CCAC Partners, led by Canada, Mexico, the United States, and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40 Cities), in collaboration with the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) and other partners. The event offered participants training to use the tools developed by the MSWI and the opportunity to learn from shared experiences of partners in the region. The goal of the workshop was to help participants develop a robust waste management work plan to achieve real reductions in short-lived climate pollutants and other development benefits.
The meeting aimed to:
Train participating cities to use the tools developed by the MSWI
Deepen technical and substantive knowledge on municipal solid waste
Allow for sharing of experiences in small group sessions between cities of similar socioeconomic and waste circumstances
Help cities move towards implementation