CCAP’s Bill Tyndall Attends Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony in New York

4.20.16

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Bill Tyndall, CEO, (202) 441-8528

Karunya Krishnan, Communications Officer, 202-408-9260

To: Reporters
From: Center for Clean Air Policy
Date: April 20, 2016
Re: Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony in New York

This Friday on Earth Day nearly 170 countries will participate in a signing ceremony for the landmark Paris Agreement in New York City, including 15 out of 16  CCAP Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) countries. CCAP CEO Bill Tyndall will be attending and will be available for interviews.

“The April 22 signing is a major step towards the Agreement’s implementation,” said Bill Tyndall. “Developed and developing countries alike are focused on ratification and on turning their mitigation and adaptation pledges into actions on the ground.”

“We are seeing a growing focus on individual countries where there is both the opportunity and the challenge of converting these pledges into policies, programs and projects.  Opportunities for climate-smart development exist in all countries, including the poorest,” added Tyndall.  “Going forward CCAP expects to work directly and regionally with the private sector, the climate finance community, and the countries themselves to help spread clean energy, transportation, waste and other solutions across the globe.”

To arrange an interview with Bill Tyndall before, during or after the signing ceremony, please contact:

Bill Tyndall, CEO, (202) 441-8528

Karunya Krishnan, Communications Officer, (202)-408-9260

For more on CCAP views on the importance of the Paris Agreement Signing ceremony, read our blog on Supporting Developing Countries to Implement the Paris Agreement.

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Since 1985, the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), an independent, nonprofit think tank, has been a recognized world leader in energy, climate and air quality policy for 30 years. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CCAP helps policymakers in the United States and around the world develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.