CCAP at COP25 – Week 2

During the second week of COP25, CCAP is supporting two events hosted by the COP25 Chilean Presidency for Green Finance Day:   The Role of Public Finance for Climate Action in Context of a New Climate Finance Goal Date: Monday, December 9, 2019 Time: 8:45- 10:15 am Context: Limiting global warming to the 1.5 degrees target... continue reading »

CCAP at COP25 – Week 1

During the first week of COP25, CCAP hosted three events on carbon markets:   Policy Dinner: Using Article 6 to Engage the private Sector and Spur Low-carbon Investments Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Time: 7:00- 9:00 pm (20:00-22:00) Description: The private sector has a critical role to play to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, and... continue reading »

Realizing Art. 2.1c: Approaches to shifting financial flows towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development

Location: Room Bonn   Event description: To limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and realize Paris Agreement goals, finance and assets aligned with low-GHG, resilient development must be the rule, not the exception. Drawing on the recent report from ODI, E3G, WRI and RMI Insights for operationalising Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement, panelists will... continue reading »

Workshops: Building Capacity in Peru for AEs, Private Sector and Public Sector Actors to Access the GCF

Lima, Peru CCAP coordinated three day-long workshops in Lima, hosted by Peru’s National Designated Authorities—the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the Ministry of the Environment (MINAM). These workshops aimed to build the capacities of Accredited Entities, public sector actors, and private sector actors to effectively access funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).... continue reading »

Workshops: Strengthening Capacities of the NDA of Peru for the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Program

As primary contact with the Green Climate Fund (GCF), National Designated Authorities (NDAs) are in charge of managing the country’s relation with the Fund and its stakeholders. This includes, among other aspects, providing a “no objection” communication to proponents of projects and programs to be implemented in the country, managing relations with those proponents, and... continue reading »

COP24 Side Event: Evaluation of the GCF Result Management Framework

  6 December 2018 GCF Pavilion, 13:30-15:00 Carolina Aguirre Echeverri, Panelist The Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is hosting a side event on the margins of COP24 to present key findings of their report, “Evaluation of the Result Management Framework of GCF” and discuss implications for the GCF. Carolina Aguirre... continue reading »

Global NDA Conference

In October 2018, Laurence Blandford attended the Green Climate Fund (GCF)’s first Global NDA Conference (October 8th to 12th) in Incheon, South Korea, which brought together participants from GCF National Designated Authorities (NDAs) and focal points around the globe to help set the ambition and vision for the future of the Fund. The Conference aimed... continue reading »

Colombia Peer-to-Peer Regulatory Workshop

This two day regulatory workshop co-hosted by CCAP and Clean Air Task Force as part of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's work to reduce short-lived climate pollutants from the oil and gas sector in Colombia focused on engaging industry representatives to explore regulatory approaches and best management practices for mitigating oil and gas sector methane emissions.  continue reading »

1st Oil & Gas Methane Leadership Awards

In what hopefully will become an annual tradition celebrating ambitious action to reduce methane emissions, the first ever Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Award event was held in Toronto. The event was held in the margins of the Global Methane Forum, where scientists, policy makers, industry and civil society came together to discuss the best way forward to reduce the emissions of the most abundant short lived climate pollutant. continue reading »

Online Roundtable on Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

This Online Roundtable followed the day-long dialogue and strategy session on DER and microgrids we held in December 2017 and last month’s FERC technical conference on the participation of aggregated DER in the wholesale energy markets. Considering the various barriers and technical challenges identified at these meetings, the Online Roundtable brought together representatives from DER companies and associations and other supportive stakeholders to consider how best to advance practical policy solutions to support DER participation in wholesale markets. continue reading »

Estrategias Comunicacionales para la Implementación de Políticas Exitosas de Manejo de Residuos a Nivel Local

Este seminario web compartió con los participantes las principales conclusiones del Taller de Comunicación para la Gestión de Residuos que se llevó a cabo con éxito los días 29 y 30 de agosto de 2017 en Curitiba, Brasil, organizado por Abrelpe, la Asociación Brasileña de Empresas de Limpieza Pública y Manejo de Residuos.  La capacitación de dos días apuntó principalmente al personal responsable de la gestión de residuos sólidos municipales y otros actores clave del sector público y se centró en proporcionar conceptos sobre los fundamentos de la comunicación, estrategias para la gestión de residuos sólidos municipales y estudios de casos sobre acciones de comunicación exitosas de Latino América.  continue reading »

Dialogue and Strategy Session on Distributed Energy Resources and Microgrids to Support Reliability and Resiliency in Wholesale Electricity Markets

This dialogue is aimed at bringing together companies, associations, NGOs and others interested in ensuring that clean distributed energy resources—distributed solar, demand response, energy storage and microgrids--are able to compete on a level playing field with other energy technologies. continue reading »

COP 22 Side Event: Filling the Pipeline

CCAP participated in the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7 – 18. COP22 built on the landmark Paris Agreement that was signed at COP21 last year in Paris. continue reading »

Eighth MAIN Latin America Regional Dialogue

Hosted by the Government of Ecuador in Quito, the event brought together representatives of the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), a range of private sector firms, developing and donor government agencies, and multilateral and bilateral financial institutions for a discussion on how to drive ambitious, country-driven climate action in line with NDCs. continue reading »

Workshop on Methane Emissions in the Mexican Oil and Gas Sector

This workshop aimed to explore the various sources of methane emissions along the whole value chain of the oil and gas sector, as well as to determine the priorities for improving data collection, estimates and reporting, in order to contribute to the definition of general provisions for their control and reduction by ASEA, in coordination with other federal energy regulators. continue reading »

CCAC Municipal Solid Waste Initiative- City Network Launch and Workshop

CCAP was selected by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to organize the first CCAC Regional City Network for South America and Mexico focused on municipal solid waste management and the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants. To launch the City Network, CCAP organized a Waste Management Workshop in Santiago de Chile, on April 24-25, alongside the 20th CCAC Working Group and Science-Policy Dialogue. continue reading »

Third International Dialogue on Enhancing Ambition (IDEA) through Climate Finance

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) convened its third International Dialogue on Enhancing Ambition (IDEA) through Climate Finance on Monday, May 22, 2017, in Barcelona on the margins of the Innovate4Climate conference. This dialogue brought together key stakeholders for a not-for-attribution discussion on key issues around effective engagement of the private sector to support ambitious, country-driven climate action in line with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). continue reading »

CCAP’s Transport program at SB46

CCAP participated in several transport/MRV-related events during the forty-sixth sessions of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies (SB46) in Bonn, Germany including the Technical Expert Meeting on Urban Environment and Land Use and the Urban Transport Roundtable. continue reading »

Peru Distributed Generation Workshop

Peruvian Ministry of Environment, CCAP and Libélula convened a workshop that took place in Lima to bring together a variety of stakeholders to discuss the opportunity for distributed generation in Peru. continue reading »

Fifth MAIN Asia Regional Dialogue

With the Paris Agreement having entered into force, the 5th MAIN Asia Dialogue built government stakeholders’ capacity to meet their commitments under the Agreement. continue reading »

Climate Policy Initiative Dialogue Meeting 2016

On July 14, 2016, the Center for Clean Air Policy hosted and facilitated a meeting of the Climate Policy Initiative dialogue. This meeting explored key topics related to Clean Power Plan design, particularly as it relates to nuclear energy, and also looked at recent developments on retail pricing of distributed energy resources (DER) and supporting... continue reading »

Policy dinner on Building the Green Climate Fund Pipeline

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) – in partnership with Green Climate Fund (GCF) board members Leonardo Martinez (United States) and Tosi Mpanu Mpanu (Democratic Republic of Congo) – hosted a policy dinner on the margins of the 13th Board Meeting of the GCF in Songdo, South Korea. The event was convened with the... continue reading »

2016 Climate Finance Forum

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) organized its 2016 Climate Finance Forum on the margins of the 44th Meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC, in Bonn, Germany. The meeting  convened a targeted group of high-level policymakers from developed and developing countries and representatives from climate finance institutions including the Green Climate Fund... continue reading »

Technical Expert Meeting at UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany

On June 3, 2015, at the 42nd meeting of the subsidiary bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany, CCAP president Ned Helme moderated a Technical Expert Meeting session on policies and financial mechanisms for supporting renewable energy. continue reading »

Fourth MAIN Asia Dialogue

The fourth Asian regional dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN-Asia) took place from January 20-22 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Organized by the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and co- hosted by the Indonesia Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) and the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF), the event brought together senior policy leaders and experts on renewable energy and buildings energy efficiency to share, inform and enhance countries’ efforts on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), low-carbon development, and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to a 2015 climate agreement. continue reading »

Sixth MAIN LAC Dialogue

Policy makers from eight Latin American countries gathered in Washington, D.C. to consider ways to fight greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. The possibilities included uniting on regional vehicle efficiency standards, increasing transit oriented development (TOD) and changing the way freight is transported. continue reading »

Interministerial briefing on the development of Colombia’s INDC

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, more than 25 key policymakers from Colombia’s Ministries of Environment, Agriculture, Transport, Housing, Energy, Industry, Planning, and Foreign Affairs convened over a breakfast to move the ball forward on development and adoption of Colombia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to a 2015 climate agreement. At the meeting, chaired by Colombia’s Vice Minister of Environment, Pablo Vieira, vice ministers and ministries’ environmental directors discussed opportunities to achieve the ambitious climate mitigation that both Colombian Juan Manuel President Santos and the international community expect from them, while encouraging sustainable development and improving their citizens’ quality of life. continue reading »

International Dialogue on Enhancing Ambition through Climate Finance

The International Dialogue on Enhancing Ambition through Climate Finance was held on the margins of the U.N. Climate Summit in New York City, on September 24, 2014. Organized by CCAP in partnership with the governments of Colombia and the UK, and hosted by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the event aimed to bring together key representatives to the UNFCCC, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Climate Investment Funds, and high-level policymakers from key developed and developing countries, to discuss off-the-record how the 2015 Paris agreement can promote climate ambition through the effective use of climate finance. continue reading »

Midwest CPI Policy Dialogue

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) brought together clean energy interests from across the Midwest region, along with representatives from industry, environmental groups and state government agencies, and had in-depth discussions that laid the groundwork for flexible approaches that can spur clean energy development as part of an effective and cost-effective compliance strategy. continue reading »

CCAP Policy Dialogue Dinner on the Green Climate Fund

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), in partnership with Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Members from Indonesia, France, Denmark, and Zambia, hosted a policy dialogue dinner on February 17th in Bali, Indonesia to discussion two key issues on the agenda for the GCF board meeting held later that week. continue reading »

NCSE’s Building Climate Solutions Conference

CCAP and USGRCP will be hosting a symposium (1/28) and workshop (1/29) on “Climate Adaptation + Mitigation Strategies: Pursuing Implementation Pilots” at the National Council on Science and the Environment (NCSE) 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment, “Building Climate Solutions,” January 28 – 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. continue reading »

COP19 in Warsaw, Poland

CCAP participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) 19th Conference of Parties (COP), held in Warsaw, Poland from November 11 to 22, 2013. continue reading »

Second Hubei Emissions Trading Scheme Workshop

The second workshop hosted by the Hubei Provincial Development and Reform Commission and organized by Wuhan University and CCAP was held November 5 through 6 in Wuhan, Hubei. The focus of this workshop was on monitoring, reporting, and verification. Experts drew on experiences, challenges, and opportunities from the EU and UK ETS programs, and discussed how these lessons and experiences can be applied and improved upon for government and enterprises in Hubei, and as China develops its national ETS strategy. continue reading »

Climate Policy Initiative Dialogue

CCAP held its latest Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) dialogue on November 5th. The meeting focused on ways to credit clean energy sources, including energy efficiency and combined heat and power, under an existing source standard for power plant greenhouse gas emissions. continue reading »

Flood Resilience Workshop III: Opportunities for Flood Hazard Mitigation in the District

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), in coordination with the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), the District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP), and the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) , hosted the third in a series of invite-only workshops on increasing the District’s resilience to flooding. This half-day workshop on November 15, 2013, focused on the opportunities and synergies for flood hazard mitigation and climate adaptation in the District. continue reading »

CCAP Policy Dialogue at COP19

This dialogue will convene senior negotiators and other key stakeholders for an off-the-record discussion on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), the Green Climate Fund, and moving toward a successful 2015 global climate agreement. continue reading »

Third MAIN Asia Dialogue

The Third Asia Regional Dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN), sponsored by CCAP and hosted by the Philippines Climate Change Commission took place in Manila, Philippines from October 22 to 24, 2013. The dialogue helped countries understand the process of designing and financing effective NAMAs through roundtable discussions, case studies, interactive breakout sessions, and interventions by sectoral and finance experts. continue reading »

First Hubei Emissions Trading Scheme Technical Workshop

Wuhan University and CCAP held the first Hubei ETS workshop, July 23-24, 2013 in Wuhan, the capital city of the Hubei Province in China. The workshop was organized by Wuhan University and CCAP and hosted by the Hubei Provincial Development Reform Commission (PDRC). The workshop convened about 150 companies regulated under the Hubei ETS, in addition to EU ETS experts from the power, oil/gas, and cement sectors, and included international ETS policy experts. continue reading »

Fifth Latin American Regional MAIN Dialogue

The Fifth Latin American Regional Dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN), sponsored by CCAP and hosted by the Peruvian Ministry of Environment, was held in Lima, Peru through the generous support of Germany ICI, the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, and Environment Canada. This dialogue in Lima built on previous meetings... continue reading »

Flood Resilience Workshops I and II

CCAP, in coordination with the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and the District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP), hosted a series of invitation-only workshops focused on increasing the District’s resilience to flooding. continue reading »

Policy Dialogue on A Shared Vision of NAMAs

Developing and contributing countries, as well as the private sector and other stakeholders, have made important progress in moving toward a shared vision of the NAMA framework, which is a critical component needed to reach a global climate agreement under the UNFCCC. This policy dialogue in Bonn built on the recent Global NAMA Financing Summit... continue reading »

Global NAMA Financing Summit

With a focus on NAMA finance, the Copenhagen summit provided an opportunity for developing countries to advance their promising NAMA proposals toward implementation, and to also explore potential contributing-country support and private-sector investment. The two-day summit, which was co-hosted with the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, convened high-level government officials from Asian and... continue reading »

Severe Weather & Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Preparing Washington D.C. Workshop

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), and the District Office of Planning (OP), held the Severe Weather & Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Preparing Washington D.C. workshop to gather stakeholder input to help shape future resilience efforts to ensure they reflect stakeholder knowledge, experience and priorities. The meeting convened... continue reading »

Adaptation, Emergency Management, and Hazard Mitigation in Southeast Florida

3 – 4:15 p.m. EST This installment of the NHMA and CCAP Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Webinar series focused on existing adaptation, emergency management, and hazard mitigation techniques in the Southeast Florida area. The webinar featured three speakers: Dr. Nancy Gassman, Natural Resources Administrator, Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division Miguel  Ascarrunz,... continue reading »

Adaptation and Flood Mitigation in the Netherlands Webinar

This second-in-a-series webinar will feature a presentation and discussion on Dutch flood mitigation and climate adaptation measures. The presentation by Dr. Marcel Stive will focus on the second Dutch Delta Committee, convened in 2008 to provide advice on how flood protection measures in the Netherlands must be updated to keep the country dry for the next century in the face of climate change. Practitioners will then discuss what lessons and limitations the Dutch approach brings when applied to a U.S. context. The floor will then open for questions from participants. This webinar is being presented by the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association’s International Activities Committee and the Center for Clean Air Policy. continue reading »

Weathering Climate Risks: Advancing Community Resilience Webinar

CCAP’s Steve Winkelman gave a webinar for the Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice entitled “Weathering Climate Risks: Advancing Community Resilience” where an overview of urban climate adaptation, with emphasis on visualizing resilience solutions and quantifying their economic benefits was provided. continue reading »

Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Methane Expo 2013

At the third Methane Expo hosted by the Global Methane Initiative (GMI), CCAP will showcase its collaborative work with Environment Canada, specifically highlighting initiatives surrounding nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in waste management. continue reading »

Tourism NAMA Workshop in the Dominican Republic

A workshop on NAMAs in the Dominican Republic’s tourism areas held from November 14-15, 2012 brought together representatives from various tourism sectors to contribute to the development of a NAMA for the island nation’s rapidly growing tourist regions. continue reading »

COP18 Side Event: Promising NAMAs in Latin America

This side event featured several promising NAMAs being developed in various sectors in Latin America, including waste management and transit-oriented development in Colombia, the tourism sector in the Dominican Republic, coffee production in Costa Rica, and a Price Stabilization Fund for renewable energy in Chile. continue reading »

Climate Policy Initiative Dialogue

CCAP convened a two-day Climate Policy Initiative dialogue on October 18 and 19, 2012 to examine barriers and solutions to greater industrial efficiency, and especially combined heat and power (CHP), and consider options for design of a carbon tax in the context of the budget deficit and tax reform. continue reading »

CCAP at Bonn

The UNFCCC hosted the 2012 Bonn Climate Change Conference from May 14 through May 25 in Bonn, Germany. CCAP actively participated through multiple workshops, presentations, and hosted an international policy luncheon. continue reading »

CCAP at Durban

The 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Durban, South Africa from Nov. 28th through Dec. 9th where CCAP hosted several events promoting more on-the-ground action and private sector investment in developing countries to reach emissions reductions pledges. continue reading »

First MAIN-Latin American Dialogue

The Center for Clean Air Policy, along with the World Bank Institute, convened participants from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and the Caribbean during the first Latin American regional MAIN dialogue in March 2011 to exchange insights on NAMAs. continue reading »

Second MAIN-Latin American Dialogue

The Center for Clean Air Policy held its second regional Latin American MAIN dialogue in November 2011 in Santiago, Chile, building on the launch of the MAIN initiative, along with CCAP's regional practitioner network and its knowledge-sharing activities. continue reading »

Third MAIN-Latin American Regional Dialogue

The third in a series of regional dialogues in Latin America, brought together stakeholders representing various ministries involved in mitigation actions to participate in expert presentations, roundtable discussions, peer-to-peer exchanges, and sessions focused on designing potential NAMAs. continue reading »

First MAIN-Asia Dialogue

The Center for Clean Air Policy, in partnership with the World Bank Institute, held its first MAIN-Asia dialogue in October 2011, working with 30 country participants to form a solid regional peer network to further an enhanced understanding of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). continue reading »

Second MAIN-Asia Dialogue

The meeting, held in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam in July 2012, brought together seven developing country teams of policymakers representing key ministries involved in the design of NAMAs in Asia. continue reading »

Fourth Latin American Regional MAIN Dialogue

The fourth Latin American Regional MAIN Dialogue convened high-level policymakers from participant countries to improve capacity for designing and implementing climate change policies, or nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) that are consistent with national sustainable-development goals. continue reading »