Brazil - Develop a National Short-lived Climate Pollutant Action Plan [BR-23-001]

by CCAC - 14 November, 2023


This project responds to the request by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change of Brazil for services to deliver a National Plan to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs). The project is expected to follow the CCAC’s national planning process to develop the national SLCP plan and should consider existing policies and regulations, including those from energy, transport, waste and agriculture sectors, to promote an integrated approach to the reduction of SLCPs at national and sub-national levels. The goal is to increase coordination of existing policies and institutions for air pollution and climate mitigation in Brazil. The results of this project are expected to inform Brazil’s 2025 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) update.

More information on Brazil's involvement in the CCAC is available on their Partner Page.

Who to involve

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is responsible for proposing, supporting, and implementing policies, plans and strategies related to air quality, climate change and waste management. Successful delivery of this project will require close coordination and engagement primarily with relevant ministries from across the government, including those with mandates in environment and climate change, agriculture, health, finance, national planning, industry, mines, energy, and infrastructure.

Expected results

Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved. Applicants can determine the scope of outputs if not specified. The project is expected to deliver at a minimum:

1. The Government of Brazil Endorses a National SLCP Plan by the end of the project or soon after.

Indicator: Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures formally adopted, endorsed and/or implemented.

Output 1.1: A comprehensive National SLCP Plan with clear responsibilities, timelines, and monitoring mechanisms. The plan should include:

  • An SLCP emissions inventory, emissions projections, and mitigation assessments. o Quantification of benefits of mitigation strategies.
  • Implementation pathways that take into consideration other plans implemented in the country.
  • A gap analysis of existing policies, regulations, and standards to support the implementation of SLCP reduction strategies.
  • Policy recommendations for the introduction of new, or changes to existing strategies or legislation are developed.
  • Assessment of the existing institutional capacity and identification of gaps in terms of human resources, technical expertise, and coordination mechanisms involving national and sub-national entities.
  • Framework for collaboration and partnerships between governments, sectors and stakeholders including at sub-national level in the context of the SLCP plan implementation.


2. The Government of Brazil has strengthened awareness and capacity at national and sub-national levels on short-lived climate pollutants by the end of the project.

Indicator: Number of government entities with a demonstrated improved capacity for SLCP action.

Output 2.1: Information sessions/capacity building targeting decision makers to foster political support for endorsement of the National SLCP Plan and implementation of priority mitigation measures.

Output 2.2: A participatory and inclusive process involving key stakeholders, including government agencies, also from sub-national level, civil society organizations, and the private sector is conducted to develop the national strategy for SLCP reduction.

Output 2.3: Framework for the implementation of SLCP action plans at sub-national levels

3. The Government of Brazil includes SLCPS in the MRV framework by the end of the project or soon after.

Indicator: Number of monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems developed or updated that include SLCPs.

Output 3.1: Standardized methodologies and indicators for monitoring SLCP reduction measures across different sectors are defined.

Output 3.2: A reporting mechanism that requires regular reporting of progress on SLCP reduction targets.

Output 3.3: A transparent and accessible database to collect, store, and analyze the reported data on sectoral mitigation actions is developed.

Output 3.4: A verification process to ensure the accuracy and credibility of reported data, potentially involving independent third-party audits or verification bodies.

4. The Government of Brazil includes SLCP goals in at least one existing national development plan or strategy by 2025.

Indicator: Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures formally adopted, endorsed and/or implemented.

Output 4.1: Recommendations on required governance mechanisms for the implementation of the National SLCP Plan are established.

Output 4.2: Recommendations for including SLCPs in relevant plans such as NDC, National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), Medium term plan.

Application process

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and submitted before the deadline
  • Submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity. Governments are not eligible to apply directly for funding in this call.
  • Requested funding is within the estimated budget amount, or includes a clear justification for additional expenses 
  • Project duration is less than 24 months
  • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected. 

Please note that entities will be required to provide the last three (3) audited financial statements to be eligible for CCAC funding. These statements may be provided along with the application for funding or at the request of the CCAC Secretariat during the evaluation process.

For-profit entities may only participate in the project as stakeholders, co-funders, or end users. Applicants are encouraged to include for-profit entities in the development of the project proposal and/or during project implementation if their ownership of the proposed solution is key to the project’s success.  

How to apply

Eligible applicants are invited to apply using the Application Form and Excel Budget Form. Specific instructions on completing these forms are available in both documents. 

Applicants may choose to follow the cost range proposed above OR propose a different budget supported by a clear justification. However, applicants should note that cost efficiency will play a significant role in the selection process.

The completed Application Form and Excel Budget Form should be submitted to secretariat [at] (secretariat[at]ccacoalition[dot]org).

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Presents a clear plan to achieve the required outcomes during the lifetime of the project or soon after
  • Includes a plan or activities to enable the scaling up of, replication of, or sustained use of project results over time
  • Sets out a clear approach for enabling or contributing to SLCP emissions reductions and resulting co-benefits
  • Involves relevant stakeholders 
  • Approach is grounded in a strong understanding of relevant risks
  • Complements other relevant initiatives, funding mechanisms, and existing policy processes
  • Applicant demonstrates necessary capacity and experience to perform the work
  • A realistic, cost-effective, and clearly justified budget and approach is proposed
  • Project meets the minimum requirements for the OECD DAC gender equality marker Score 1

Selection process

  • A preliminary review of proposals submitted by the deadline will be conducted by members of the CCAC Secretariat, Funding Task Team, and Board, in consultation with relevant CCAC Partners.  
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.

The selection process may take up to 6 months after the closing date of the call for proposals. Due to the high volume of requests, the CCAC will not respond to requests for updates or feedback during this time.

Note: Due diligence 

In addition to eligibility criteria outlined above, qualified UNEP/CCAC implementers* must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have adequate financial resources to perform the contract and meet all existing commitments (financial health)
  • Be able to provide proof of registration, proof of not-for-profit status and audited financial statements for the last three completed fiscal years 
  • Have a record of satisfactory performance with UNEP/CCAC, when applicable; and  - Not have been suspended or debarred by UNEP/CCAC or another UN agency. UNEP/CCAC also considers entities included in the Security Council Resolution Lists to be ineligible for UNEP/CCAC agreements.

* (inter)governmental entities/ United Nations are exempt from this requirement


As a general rule, Implementation Agreements allow for incidental procurement only, and as such, total costs in the following categories must fall below a certain threshold*:

  • Contractual Services
  • Equipment, Vehicles and Furniture
  • Operating and other Direct costs
  • Supplies, Commodities and Materials

*Agreements of $200,000 and below: up to $20,000 or 15% of total budget, whichever is lower.

*Agreements of above $200,000: up to $40,000 or 15%. * United Nations agencies are exempt from this requirement.


Estimated project cost
US$ 300,000 - US$ 370,000