Private Sector Engagement

Private sector and other for-profit entities as well as business-facing networks and associations are key to the Coalition’s success in substantially reducing short-lived climate pollutants. The Coalition has a goal to by 2020 have private sector entities actively reducing short-lived climate pollutants as part of their business models, championing leadership and making voluntary commitments.



Options for engagement

There are two options for the private sector to engage in the Coalition. Mostly private sector entities working in a specific sector or sectors are encouraged to become an Actor in the relevant Coalition initiative(s). Business-facing networks and associations that have a wide membership and diverse interests, however, are encouraged to become Coalition Partners. The two options are detailed below.

We invite interested private sector entities to contact the Coalition Secretariat to explore the full range of options for engagement. To set up a meeting, please contact the Secretariat.

Become an “Actor” in the Coalition

Private sector entities working in a specific sector or sectors should become an Actor in the relevant Coalition initiative(s).

Actor in the Coalition means any national and sub-national governments, international organisation, non-governmental organisation or private sector entity who is not a Partner in the Coalition but is actively engage in specific Coalition initiatives or activities; and approved according to the Coalition’s procedures. See more information in the CCAC Guidelines & Rules of Engagement.

To apply as an Actor, private sector entities are required to write to the Head of the CCAC Secretariat at secretariat [at] (secretariat[at]ccacoalition[dot]org) with the following:

(a)    Identifying particular areas of interest related to SLCPs and any specific actions taken or planned to address near-term climate change
(b)    Noting the specific Coalition initiative or activity you wish to engage in
(c)    Setting out what your organisation wishes to contribute or gain from engagement; and
(d)    Identifying a focal point for communication: full name, title, email and phone number.

Approval process

Following receipt of the application, the Secretariat will consult with partners engaged in the initiative or initiatives identified, and respond to you with the outcome. The processing of these applications takes on average two weeks.

Become a “Partner” in the Coalition

Business-facing networks and associations 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 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 a 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 your 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: 

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

With a copy via email to: 

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