Reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) like methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons are essential to achieving cleaner air and better health outcomes for people in every part of the world. Prioritizing national strategies to reduce SLCPs also hold the key to reducing the rate of global warming and keeping temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit)—an ambition that all countries signed on to as part of the Paris Agreement.

Join us for a virtual public event organized by the Government of Rwanda, the Government of Chile, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), and World Resources Institute (WRI) to facilitate an open exchange of ideas on how countries advance immediate, fast action on SLCPs in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.

The event will be opened by remarks from the environment ministers from Rwanda and Chile, followed by a moderated panel discussion with several country representatives and Q&A with participants. It is designed to serve as an informal preparatory meeting of leaders to inform ambitious action and advocacy in the lead up to the Climate Action Summit on 12 December 2020 commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, and as a stepping-stone toward COP26 in November 2021.


Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment and COP25 President, Chile, (TBC)

Dr. Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Environment, Rwanda

Brendan Devlin, Advisor, Strategy and Foresight, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President And Managing Director, World Resources Institute

Helena Molin Valdés, Head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat