Fifth Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP) 5th Advisory Group Meeting

The Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP) Advisory Group is convened once annually. The Advisory Group meeting has several important objectives as a primal discussion opportunity to guide the ACP; to set and review strategic priorities for the ACP, review the ACP work plan prepared by the Secretariat, recommend the working method, and to provide advice to the Secretariat on the ACP and its activities.

On 24 July 2014, the Fifth Advisory Group meeting was held at Pacifico Yokohoma, Japan. About twenty members from government agencies, international organisations and research institutions joined this meeting and discussed; Work Plan 2014-2015, extended contribution and collaboration; modalities and planning of 2nd ACP White Paper.

The ACP Advisory Group then agreed to 1) complete a revision of draft Work Plan 2014-2015 with their inputs, 2) initiate the proposed actions once the Plan was fixed; 3) keep close communication on forming concrete linkages between the ACP and CCAC, and other relevant initiatives; 4) initiate a process for developing the 2nd ACP White Paper and share draft discussion notes with Advisory Group members; and 5) maintain and further strengthen collaboration among the ACP Advisory Group as well as general member organisations.
Find more in the meeting Summary

Date & Time:
24 July 2014, 13:00-16:00
International Organizations Center, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
Asian Co-benefit Partnership (ACP) Secretariat
Meeting Documents:
Meeting Summary
12:50 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:10

■ Opening and introduction

Opening remarks: Co-chair, Prof. Katsunori Suzuki, Kanazawa University
Objective of the meeting: ACP Secretariat, IGES
Self-introduction by participants

13:10 - 14:20

■ Discussion 1: Work Plan 2014-2015
Facilitator: Co-chair, Prof. Katsunori Suzuki

Overview of recent activities on co-benefits in Asia
Quick review of final status and achievement of Work Plan 2013-2014
Summary of Work Plan 2014-2015 (revised draft version)
Participants’ feedback on the draft

14:20 - 14:40

■ Group photo & coffee break

14:40 - 15:10

■ Discussion 2: Extended contribution and collaboration
Facilitator:Co-chair, Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana, EANET Secretariat, RRC.AP

Recent CCAC activities in Asian region & possible contribution area by ACP
Resource person: Dr. Kevin Hicks, GAPF/SEI York/University of York
Collaboration among Japan, Clean Air Asia and UNEP
Resource persons: MOEJ, Clean Air Asia, UNEP, ACAP

15:10 - 15:50

■ Discussion 3: 2nd White Paper
Facilitator: Co-chair, Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana

Participants’ feedbacks on 1st White Paper
Participants’ opinion for identifying areas to be discussed in the 2nd White Paper
Schedule toward publishing 2nd White Paper

15:50 - 16:00

■ Others & Wrap Up
Co-chairs, Prof. Katsunori Suzuki & Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana
ACP Secretariat, IGES
1) Others
2) Summary of discussion and the next step