Third Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP) 4th Advisory group Meeting

On 23 July 2013, the Fourth meeting of the Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP) Advisory Group was held at the United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in Yokohoma, Japan.
About twenty members from government agencies, international organisations and research institutions discussed 1) the modalities and schedule of the first ACP white paper; 2) the latest activities in Asia on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and Climate Change and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC); 3) achievements of the Work Plan for 2012-2013; and 4) preliminary plans for the next Work Plan for 2014-2015.
The ACP Advisory Group agreed to 1) complete a revision of organisation of the white paper and initiate the writing process; 2) keep close communication on forming concrete linkages between the ACP and CCAC, especially for the upcoming subregional meeting on SLCPs in Asia; 3) initiate a process for developing the next work plan; and 4) strengthen collaboration among the member organisation by introducing thematic work streams to be led by one member organisation.
The ACP Advisory Group is convened once annually with support from the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MoEJ).
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Date & Time:
23 July 2013, 15:00- 18:00
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Large Meeting Room, International Organizations Center, Pacifico-Yokohama, Japan
Asian Co-benefit Partnership (ACP) Secretariat
Meeting Documents:
Meeting Summary
14:50 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:15

■ Opening and introduction
- Opening remarks: Prof. Katsunori Suzuki, ACP Advisory Group Co-chair, Kanazawa University
- Objective of the meeting: ACP Secretariat, IGES
- Self-introduction

15:15 - 15:50

■ Discussion 1: ACP White Paper
Facilitator: ACP Secretariat, IGES
- Background of the white paper
- Discussion and finalisation of 1) the outline, 2) division of contributions (chapter(s) in charge, author(s)), and 3) points to be included in key messages (e.g. key words, key local contexts) - Schedule and dissemination

15:50 - 16:20

■ Discussion 2: SLCPs and CCAC activities in Asia
Facilitator:Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana, , ACP Advisory Group Co-chair, Coordinator/ EANET Secretariat, RRC.AP
Resource person: Dr. Kevin Hicks, Senior Research Fellow, GAPF,SEI, Environment Department, University of York, UK

- Overview of recent activities
- Possible ACP contribution

16:20 - 16:30

■ Group photo & coffee break

16:30 - 17:15

■ Discussion 3: Achievements of Work plan for 2012-2013
Facilitator: ACP Secretariat, IGES
- Status and achievements (reported by each member)
- Identify areas to be strengthened next year

17:15 - 17:50

■ Discussion 4: Work Plan for 2014-2015
Facilitator: Prof. Katsunori Suzuki
- Identify major activity areas and outcomes
- Drafting schedule

17:50 - 18:00

■ Wrap Up
- Summary of discussion and the next step
Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana
ACP Secretariat, IGES