International organisations (IGOs) with mandates relevant to the Coalition should consider joining the Coalition as Partners provided that they have the ability to fully engage in the Coalition’s work.


Becoming a partner

International organisations (IGOs) with mandates relevant to the Coalition interested in becoming a Partner in the Coalition should write a formal letter to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, with a copy to the Head of the Secretariat, at the addresses listed below.

In addition to any other information the applicant wishes to provide, the letter should:

(a)    state the country endorses the Framework for the Coalition 
(b)    state the country endorses meaningful action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants
(c)    identify particular areas of interest related to short-lived climate pollutants and any specific actions taken or planned to address near term climate change
(d)    identify a primary point of contact, with name, title and email address for communication

All non-state entities requesting to join should also address the following considerations in their letter:

(e)    Does the applicant endorse meaningful action to reduce SLCPs through the Coalition?
(f)    How do the applicant’s mission and/or capabilities relate to reducing SLCPs, and does the applicant have a demonstrated interest in working to reduce emissions of SLCPs?
(g)    Does the applicant have the willingness and capacity to contribute to the work of the Coalition and support its objectives and initiatives?
(h)    Does the applicant have an international character and not work in one country exclusively?
(i)    Is the applicant accredited to a UN organization or body (e.g. ECOSOC, UNFCCC, UN Regional Commission or UNEP) or a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development or a participant in the UN Global Compact?

For those countries in a position to do so, the letter could indicate if the applicant intends to make any contributions of financial or other resources to support the Coalition’s activities.

approval process

On receipt of an IGO’s request to join the Coalition, the Secretariat will review the letter to ensure it meets the criteria in (a) to (i) above. Complete requests will then be considered at the next schedule Steering Committee meeting. If the Steering Committee recommends to the Working Group that the applicant should become a Non-State Partner in the Coalition, the request to join will be then circulated to all current Coalition partners for a non-objection period of 14 days. 

If no objections are made, UNEP’s Executive Director will make a formal written response welcoming the organisation to the Coalition, and the date of this letter will be the date of entry into the Coalition. The total processing time for these applications is on average two to three months.


Letter should be sent to

Erik Solheim
Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya 

With a copy via email to: 

Helena Molin Valdes
Head of CCAC Secretariat
Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
United Nations Environment Programme 

and a copy via email to:  

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