Countries in the Coalition are key to ensuring the widespread adoption and implementation of policies, regulations and practices to substantially reduce short-lived climate pollutants.

All country Partners are expected to actively contribute to the Coalition’s objectives including through high-level and active participation in all Coalition meetings as well as provision of inputs to strategic documents, and advise on acceptance of new Partners. All country Partners are also encouraged to actively engage in the CCAC Hubs.


Become a country “Partner” in the Coalition

Countries (defined as member states of the United Nations, and including Regional Economic Integrated Organisations) 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, and
(d)    identify a primary point of contact, with name, title and email address for communication.

For those countries 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.


One of the most valuable aspects of this Coalition is that it is bringing together developing countries to take the lead in reducing emissions, learning together and raising each other’s ambition. Tackling SLCPs has great benefits for our countries. The impact on health alone makes these actions compelling, but it’s clear that there are also great opportunities for sectoral development.

Bahijjahtu Abubakar


Approval process

On receipt of a country’s request to join the Coalition, the Secretariat will review the letter to ensure it meets the criteria. Complete requests 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 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. 

Letter should be sent to: 

Inger Andersen 
Executive Director 
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Martina Otto, Head of CCAC Secretariat
Hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme

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