The Coalition's regional roundtable meetings bring together Ministers and other high-level representatives to share actions and best practices that can simultaneously deliver the Paris Agreement goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Ministers and high-level representatives from Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, and Niger, United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC), UN Environment, the World Bank, Agence Francaise de Development, and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) were amongst the attendees at the closed-door Ministerial roundtable discussion held in Accra, Ghana on 19 March 2019 during the Africa Climate Week.
Participants acknowledged the need to accelerate reductions of short-lived climate pollutants to raise ambition on climate change, and the associated multiple benefits for air quality, human wellbeing, food and livelihoods that come from such actions. Learn about the meeting outcomes.
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
The Coalition hosted the ASEAN Ministerial Roundtable Discussion on Clean Air, Health and Climate in Manila, Philippines on 24 July, 2019. This meeting gave Ministers the informal opportunity to prepare as a region for the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, and the 15th ASEAN Plus Three Environment Ministers Meeting in September 2019.
The discussion was followed by a Senior Level Workshop on the same subject in Makati City, Philippines from 24-25 July. The workshop demonstrated the benefits of linking air quality and climate change action and encouraged commitments from Asia-Pacific countries to raise the ambition in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) through integrated actions, such as those to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Roundtable discussions held in Antigua, Guatemala on 28 May, 2019 and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on 3-4 June, 2019 led to a call by Central American environment ministers for a “regional action plan on climate and clean air” to address the increasing problems of both air pollution and the impact of climate change.