Become a partner

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) partners benefit from opportunities to contribute to defining common goals of the coalition, apply for positions within CCAC governance bodies, share knowledge, pursue project opportunities. Developing country partners can also access financial support for capacity building and project implementation.  

CCAC partnership primarily entails formally endorsing our Framework; endorsing meaningful action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants; identifying particular areas of interest related to short-lived climate pollutants and any specific actions taken or planned to address near term climate change.  

Participation in the CCAC is voluntary, and each partner determines the nature of their participation. 

The full requirements per type of entity can be seen below.  

States

Countries (defined as member states of the United Nations, including Regional Economic Integration Organisations) which are 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: 

  • State that the country endorses the Framework for the Coalition 
  • State that the country endorses meaningful action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants 
  • Identify particular areas of interest related to short-lived climate pollutants and any specific actions taken or planned to address near term climate change 
  • Identify a primary point of contact, with name, title and email address for communication 

For countries in the position to do so, the letter could indicate if the applicant intends to contribute financial or other resources to support the Coalition’s activities. 

Complete requests to join will be reviewed by the Secretariat and circulated to all current CCAC 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 country 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 one and a half months. 

Letters should be sent to: 

Inger Andersen  
Executive Director 
United Nations Environment Programme 
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri 
PO Box 30552, 00100 
Nairobi, Kenya 
unenvironment-executiveoffice [at] un.org (Email )

With a copy by email to:  

Martina Otto
Head of CCAC Secretariat 
United Nations Environment Programme 
secretariat [at] ccacoalition.org (Email) 

Subnational Governments

Subnational governments 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: 

  • State that the subnational government endorses the Framework for the Coalition 
  • State that the subnational government endorses meaningful action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants 
  • Identify particular areas of interest related to short-lived climate pollutants and any specific actions taken or planned to address near term climate change 
  • Identify a primary point of contact, with name, title and email address for communication 
  • Share information about how you work in collaboration with the national government

For subnational government in the position to do so, the letter could indicate if the applicant intends to contribute financial or other resources to support the Coalition’s activities. 

Complete requests to join will be reviewed by the Secretariat and circulated to all current CCAC 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 country 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 one and a half months. 

Letters should be sent to: 

Send the request letter to: 

Inger Andersen  
Executive Director 
United Nations Environment Programme 
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri 
PO Box 30552, 00100 
Nairobi, Kenya 
unenvironment-executiveoffice [at] un.org (Email )

With a copy by email to:  

Martina Otto
Head of CCAC Secretariat 
United Nations Environment Programme 
secretariat [at] ccacoalition.org (Email) 

Intergovernmental organisations

Intergovernmental 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:

  • State the organisation endorses the Framework for the Coalition  
  • State the organisation endorses meaningful action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants 
  • Identify particular areas of interest related to short-lived climate pollutants and any specific actions taken or planned to address near term climate change 
  • Identify a primary point of contact, with name, title and email address for communication 

Applicants should also address the following considerations in their letter: 

  • Demonstrate interest in working to reduce emissions of SLCPs 
  • Demonstrate the willingness and capacity to contribute to the work of the Coalition and support its objectives and initiatives 
  • Show that the organisation's work has international character (organisation does not work in one country exclusively) 
  • Provide information on accreditation to a UN organization or body (e.g. ECOSOC, UNFCCC, UN Regional Commission or UNEP) 

Upon receipt of an IGO’s request to join the Coalition, the Secretariat will review the letter to ensure it meets the criteria above. Complete requests will be submitted to CCAC partners for consideration through a objection period of 14 days.  

If no objections are raised, the CCAC Secretariat will make a formal written response welcoming the organisation. 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. 

Send the request letter to: 

Inger Andersen  
Executive Director 
United Nations Environment Programme 
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri 
PO Box 30552, 00100 
Nairobi, Kenya 
unenvironment-executiveoffice [at] un.org (Email )

With a copy by email to:  

Martina Otto
Head of CCAC Secretariat 
United Nations Environment Programme 
secretariat [at] ccacoalition.org (Email) 

Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are encouraged to engage in the Coalition’s work in the following ways: 

  • Actively participate in the CCAC Hubs, such as by sharing experiences and expertise, helping define strategic directions, and supporting collaboration and coordination with other existing efforts  
  • Become implementers of CCAC-funded projects by applying to calls for proposals to receive funds from the Coalition’s Trust Fund 
  • Provide expert advice on specific issues related to their particular expertise 
  • Raise awareness of short-live climate pollutant issues and mitigation strategies at relevant events, meetings, and through the media 

NGOs that are interested in becoming a partner should contact the Coalition Secretariat for more information. 

Please note that the Coalition is not a funding agency.