Center for Clean Air Policy Available for Interviews at COP22

11.2.16

Bill Tyndall, CEO, and Laurence Blandford, Director of International Policy Analysis, will be available for interviews prior to, or at the United Nations 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, beginning November 7.

CCAP is working at the international level to implement the Paris Agreement and with developing countries to turn their Paris pledges into action on the ground.  Key focuses of CCAP include developing Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) conversion strategies for partner countries, including national climate finance strategies, and working with governments, the private sector and public and private finance institutions to accelerate mitigation activities in clean energy and waste.

“With the Paris Agreement and falling costs for renewable energy, there has never been a better time for progress on reducing emissions.  Now is the time for countries to work towards implementing their Paris pledges, and to deliver support to those countries that need it,” Tyndall said.

“Countries—developed as well as developing—have already made significant progress around the world, and climate finance institutions, like the Green Climate Fund, are actively looking for projects to fund. The private sector is fully engaged—opening up opportunities for low-carbon investment. ”

A former negotiator under the UNFCCC, Laurence Blandford is looking ahead to Marrakech outcomes:

“Marrakech can keep up the Paris momentum by making progress on the rules for Paris implementation and on the pathway to achieving the $100 billion pledge.  Countries will benefit from greater clarity on how the UNFCCC will guide their action and on their access to financing, as they look to implement their current pledge and ramp up their ambition for their next one.”

 

Who: Bill Tyndall, CCAP CEO, Laurence Blandford, Director of International Policy Analysis

Where: Marrakech, Morocco

When: November 7- 18, 2016

What: Available for print and broadcast interviews by phone and in person

Details: Tyndall and Blandford can discuss climate change issues and the COP22 conference.

 

For more information, please contact:

Bill Tyndall, CEO, Btyndall@ccap.org, 202- 448- 8528

Karunya Krishnan, Communications Officer, Kkrishnan@ccap.org, (202) 621-5664

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About CCAP:

Since 1985, the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, nonprofit think tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, U.S. national and international levels. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CCAP helps policymakers 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.