Ned Helme of the Center for Clean Air Policy Available for Interviews at Paris COP21




Ned Helme of the Center for Clean Air Policy Available for Interviews at Paris COP21

Founding President of the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) Ned Helme will be available for interviews while attending the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), a summit addressing climate change issues in Paris beginning Monday, November 30.  Helme can discuss climate change issues being addressed at the conference. Helme, who one of the world’s leading experts in clean air policy, said:

“For the first time, negotiators are working on the elements of a real and meaningful agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by all countries. More than 150 countries representing nearly 90 percent of global emissions have pledged post-2020 reductions. Unprecedented levels of finance are already flowing and more are being put on the table by donors. The private sector is paying attention like never before, with investment capital at the ready.

“But success in Paris will be measured by whether the agreement goes beyond existing pledges and creates the incentive for countries to achieve ever deeper reductions post-2025 in a way that actually reaches the 2 degree goal. Political leaders also should leave Paris having created a ‘race to the top’ by developing countries for the assistance they need from significant funding sources such as the new Green Climate Fund. This will change market perceptions about where money is best invested – in a new, climate-friendly economy and not fossil fuel-based sectors.”

Who: Ned Helme, CCAP President

Where: Paris, France

When: November 30 – December 11, 2015

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

Details: Helme can discuss climate change issues and the COP 21 Conference

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Birnbaum, BGR Public Relations,, 202-661-6367

Katy Robertson, BGR Public Relations,, 202-661-6356

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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.