Summary of Task Force Meeting in Washington, DC, 18-19 September 2012.
Arctic Council Task Force on Short-Lived Climate Forcers
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"Third meeting since Nuuk: Since receiving the extended mandate from the Nuuk Declaration in 2011, the Task Force on Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCFs) held its third meeting in Washington, DC during 18-19 September 2012. The meeting was hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The two previous Task Force meetings were held at the Swedish Ministry of the Environment in Stockholm, 25-26 April 2012, and at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) outside of Vienna, 8-9 February 2012. Attendees: Present at the meeting in Washington were national representatives from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United States; a co-chair of the AMAP Expert Group on Methane; invited experts (e.g., from IIASA and the World Bank); and invited NGOs who are actively engaged on SLCFs (e.g., Bellona, Clean Air Task Force, and International Cryosphere Climate Initiative). Julie Gourley, the U.S. SAO, was also present for the introduction of the meeting. Objectives: The objectives of this meeting were to make progress on the Task Force’s two planned documents: 1) the technical support document, and 2) the summary for policymakers. The outlines for these two documents were discussed and developed at the previous meeting in Stockholm." /.../