Sector mitigation

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) seeks to support transformative change in the main short-lived climate pollutant sectors - agriculture, cooling, fossil fuels, household energy, transport and waste.

Our work draws on a set of proven solutions, scientific research, and the collective expertise of our partners to develop and implement sustainable, scalable policies and practices.

Through our project funding we aim to achieve results in sectors by:

Leveraging data and analysis

Establishing a solid foundation of knowledge is the first and most important step for any action on air pollution and climate change.

To kick start action, we help countries identify their emissions sources and the most effective ways to address them. This includes support to develop emissions inventories and projections, cost-benefit analysis, and data-driven policy recommendations.

We also help countries develop their monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) programmes to assess progress once project activities are underway.

Demonstrating feasibility

The support and trust of all stakeholders is needed to ensure that low-emissions practices are accepted and fully implemented. To establish this trust, we carry out activities to test and prove the feasibility of available solutions in local contexts and with end users.

Our projects aim to achieve multiple development benefits which amplify the incentive for action for all members of society. In addition to climate benefits, the solutions we promote support improved health, economic development, ecosystem benefits and women’s empowerment. 

Supporting regulations

Effective policies are built on thoughtful analysis. Our projects support governments to develop and implement policies that support their climate and clean air objectives. This work includes data collection and analysis, strategy and planning, stakeholder engagement, and building internal capacity to implement and monitor adopted policies.

Regional cooperation  

Regional collaboration can help advance climate and clean air action by supporting operational efficiencies, facilitating information sharing, and creating competitive markets for new solutions and technologies.

The CCAC organizes and provides technical assistance to initiate and facilitate regulatory harmonization between countries and within regional economic blocs. This work includes enabling collaboration between regulatory authorities of participating countries, recommending technical requirements for regulations, and strengthening capacity for regulatory oversight.

Mobilizing finance  

Finance is critical to achieving action at scale. The CCAC is not a financial institution but several of our partners are. We work with our partnership of development banks, investment banks and bilateral aid agencies to help elevate the financing of short-lived climate pollutant mitigation at scale. 

We also contribute to designing models and strategies for funding short-lived climate pollutant solutions to help deliver on our objectives. This includes amplifying the case for action on SLCPs through financial and cost-benefit analyses, matchmaking partners and their projects with funding sources, and developing project concepts to maximise their eligibility for funding.