Transformative action through national planning, policy, and implementation [NAT-22-001]

  • Opening Date: 6 September 2022 
  • Closing Date: 26 October 2022 
  • Funding: The total amount available for this call is US$7 million to cater to the needs of each of the 7 CCAC Hub to implement their respective Engagement Strategy 
  • Project Duration: up to 2 years 



The aspirational goal of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for National Planning, Policy and Implementation is that by 2030 all CCAC State Partners have further integrated air quality and climate planning and have implemented SLCP mitigation actions. 

This call for proposals is seeking projects that help drive transformative action in the SLCP emitting sectors and support achievement of the CCAC’s goals.  


Project proposals should develop, enable, or implement innovative solutions that will advance one or more goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for National Planning, Policy and Implementation: 

By 2025 all CCAC state partners have undertaken steps to:  

  • Develop, prioritize and endorse SLCP mitigation strategies and/or plans consistent with their commitments to support global climate goals 
    • Include SLCP mitigation priorities in their national climate plans and/or other relevant national policies  
    • Implement integrated climate and air quality plans  
    • Develop institutionalized monitoring and reporting of SLCP action 
  • By 2025 at least 20 countries have alignment between national climate and clean air plans and sub-national plans and at least 20 sub-national authorities are implementing SLCP plans.   

In line with these goals, the CCAC National Planning, Policy, and Implementation Hub has identified possible topics and areas of action to consider when responding to this call. Proposed solutions may include one or more of the following: 

  • Achieve the objectives of the Global Methane Pledge by identifying national and regional opportunities and strategies for further methane mitigation.   
  • Accelerate regional SLCP and integrated air pollution and climate change mitigation by building on existing regional mechanisms for collaboration, such as regional air pollution agreements and climate change negotiating blocs, existing CCAC and/or external initiatives at national level on SLCP mitigation, or by developing novel regional collaborations.  
  • Accelerate sub-national and/or city-scale SLCP and integrated air pollution and climate change mitigation and improve alignment between national and sub-national plans and policies.  
  • Enable and engage the private sector to reduce SLCP emissions, for example through tools, methods, and approaches including co-creation of policies to support achievement of CCAC and Global Methane Pledge mitigation goals.     

More information about these goals can be found in the Engagement Strategy for National Policy, Planning, and Implementation

Expected outcomes

Project proposals are required to demonstrate how they will contribute to catalysing emissions reductions in the sector, several countries, a region, or globally.  

Project proposals should have at least one clearly defined outcome, such as: 

  • Catalysed funding for solutions at scale 
  • Scalable and/or replicable regulatory and enforcement regimes (e.g., informed by model regulations) 
  • Commitments by big emitters to reduce emissions 
  • Adopted sectoral models and strategies for mitigation 
  • Global or regional roadmaps for the sector 
  • Public-private partnerships 
  • Etc. 

Project characteristics

The CCAC is seeking the following characteristics in proposed projects: 

  • Ambition: evidence of the project’s potential to scale up short-lived climate pollutant reductions through transformative changes in the sector, a region, or several countries. 
  • Quality: a clear logic for the proposed outputs and activities and how they will achieve the expected outcomes 
  • Experience: evidence of the project team’s ability to deliver the proposed project and its expertise in the sector 
  • Value for money: the level of funding requested for project delivery in relation to the outcomes the project aims to achieve 
  • Alignment: how well the proposal contributes to achieving the goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for National Planning, Policy, and Implementation and 2030 Strategy. 

Co-creation and consortia between CCAC partners and members of CCAC Hubs is strongly encouraged. This will be facilitated through sessions on the margins of the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum to be held in Washington DC from 26-30 September 2022. 

Applicant eligibility requirements

Only not-for-profit organisations (NGOs, IGOs) and governments can apply. 

How to apply

Project proposals should be submitted by email to secretariat [at] by 26 October 2022 using the Application form.  

We strongly encourage all applicants to contact the co-leads and other members of the CCAC Hubs early in the development of their project proposals to facilitate the co-creation process and ensure alignment with CCAC goals. 

Supporting documents: 


  • 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.
  • Projects are expected to be launched in 2023.