Intermediate climate policies — the contribution of air pollution policies in relation to climate stabilisation and co-control
Sweden is inviting leading experts and researchers, senior administrators and negotiators, international organisations and industry to an international workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 19-21 October 2009. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss air pollution policies and establish how far they are capable of contributing to a rapid impact on climate change.
The workshop is being held during the Swedish Presidency and its aim is to provide input into international policy processes with respect to both air pollution and climate change. The discussions will build on the conclusions and findings from recent conferences and workshops that have highlighted the issue and identified the need to continue to improve scientific understanding, research opportunities for co-control of emissions, and assess the way in which these processes could be linked within international systems. The Conference will be organised by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency as an official event of the Swedish EU Presidency of the European Council, in close collaboration with the UNFCCC, CLRTAP, US EPA, the European Commission, and EEA.
The Swedish Minister for the Environment, Mr Andreas Carlgren, will open the conference, and Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, Mrs Jacqueline McGlade, will give the keynote speech.
The workshop is free, but participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.