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The programme is subject to continuous updates. Last update March 13.

Sunday March 12

14.00 – 15.00Introducing the negotiation context and the AIRSIM game
15.00 – 19.00AIRSIM negotiation game
19.30Informal dinner for the participants

Monday March 13

9.00 – 12.00Reflection on the outcome of yesterdays exercise
13.00Opening (Chair Anna Engleryd)
  • Björn Risinger Director General Swedish Environment Protection Agency
  • Francesca Bernardini – Chief, Transboundary Cooperation Section, UNECE
13.30Air Pollution Science (Chair Stefan Åström)
Air pollution in the perspective of climate change, Annica Ekman, Stockholm University
Look beyond 2030, Helen Apsimon, Imperial College London
Air pollution & biodiversity, Mark Sutton, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Air pollution in a global perspective. Zig Klimont, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

15.30Air Pollution Policies (Chair Anna Engleryd)
Panel – Short introductory statements
  • Susanne Lindahl, European Commission
  • Kimber Scavo, UNECE Air Convention
  • Fu Lu, Clean Air Asia
  • Kęstutis Kupšys, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Pierpaolo Mudu, World Health Organization
  • Nathan Borgford-Parnell, UNEP / Climate and Clean Air Coalition
16.30Panel discussion
17.20Planning of working groups (Chairs Peringe Grennfelt and Stefan Åström)
18.15Departure to reception
18.45Reception hosted by City of Gothenburg
20:45Departure to the hotel

Tuesday March 14

08.30 – 17.30

Workshop sessions. For details see Topics


Coffee break




Workshop dinner. Drinks served from 18.15

Wednesday March 15


Early Career scientists and policymakers – advice to senior career officials

09.30 – 11.00

Workshop session summing up

Presentations by session chairs


Coffee break


Conclusions of workshop (Chairs Laurence Rouil and Stefan Åström)

12.00 – 12.30

Close of workshop



Forum for International Cooperation on Air Pollution – FICAP

Wednesday March 15

19.00 Reception for Forum participants. Drinks served from 18.15.

Thursday March 16


Welcome and launch of the 1st Forum meeting

  • Minister Rebecca Pow, Minister for Environmental Quality and Resilience (UK)


Welcome and outline of the day

  • FICAP Co-chairs (Anna Engleryd & John Salter)


Presentation of the results from the Global Working Group of Saltsjöbaden VII

  • Beatriz Cárdenas, World Resources Institute (WRI)

09.30 – 11.30

Session 1: Pathways to air pollution action in a regional context

  • Panel discussion and Q&A with audience

This session aims to map the key steps and building blocks for establishing regional cooperation on air pollution and what kind of cooperation may be most useful in different regions. Using the UNECE air convention as an example, a panel will discuss the milestones, difficulties, dos and don’ts of regional cooperation and similarities and differences with initiatives in other regions will be mapped out. The discussion will also touch on the question of finding the right governance level in different regions/ countries.

Session 1 Panelists:

From the discovery of the acid rain problem in Europe to the signing of the Air Convention

  • Peringe Grennfelt, IVL Swedish Environment Research Institute

Science cooperation in a regional context

  • Laurence Rouil, Chair of EMEP Steering Body
  • Isaura Rabago, Chair of the Working Group on Effects

Recent regional development and future expectations, Asian region

  • Sangmin Nam, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Recent regional development and future expectations, Latin-American and Caribbean perspective

  • Beatriz Cárdenas, World Resources Institute, Latin America

Recnt regional development and future expectations, African perspective

  • George Mwaniki, World Resources Institute, Africa

Practical examples of current governance levels for air quality management - implications for the Forum

  • Markus Amann, Consultant for the World Bank, formerly at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

11.30 – 12.00

Coffee break

12.00 – 12.20

Inventory E-Learning Course Announcement and Teach-in

  • Carolin Sanz Noriega, UNECE Secretariat
  • Chris Dore, Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections

12.20 – 12.30

Presentation of the report “Strengthening Air Quality Guidance Management”

  • Tom Grylls, Clean Air Fund (CAF)

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.30

Session 2: ‘No regret’ actions for improving air quality, taking both climate change and economic development into consideration

  • Panel discussion and Q&A with audience

This session aims to present and discuss possible ‘easy-win’ measures and actions which countries could implement to improve air quality, even if monitoring or measuring emissions is not possible. The Panel will also discuss the synergies and co-benefits of implementing measures to also mitigate climate change and achieve net zero aims. The Panel will further present and consider the relevant ‘trade-offs’ of implementing such measures, taking into account national considerations and levels of economic development.

Session 2 panelists

Perspective from the World Bank

  • Valerie Hickey, Director, World Bank

‘No regret’ options: Agriculture

  • Pam Pearson, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)

‘No regret’ options: Industry/ Energy/ Transport

  • Zbigniew Klimont, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Alexander Macura, RES foundation

Air Quality ‘trade-offs’ with achieving Net Zero

  • Bill Parish, Deputy Director, UK Government

Trade-offs in Air Pollution management for Developing Countries

  • Alice Kaudia, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Africa

Impact of Batumi Action Plans

  • Noe Megrelishvili, Vice Chair of the Executive Body to the Air Convnetion, Georgia

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00

Wrap up and next steps