The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) funds projects that advance action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. The CCAC advertises funding opportunities through calls for proposals.

Check this page for information on current and upcoming calls, including essential criteria and how to apply.


Open calls

Please check back in April 2023.

Resources for applicants

Past calls

2022 - Call for proposals to address country service requests (CLOSED)


This call for proposals has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

The CCAC is accepting proposals for projects that fulfil the following services requested by partner countries. Deadline to apply is 31 January 2023.

Select a project from the list below to for more information and to apply: 


Fossil fuels

Heavy-duty vehicles & engines

Household energy

National policy and planning


2022 - Call for proposals to drive transformative action (CLOSED)


This call for proposals has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

This call for proposals is seeking projects that help advance the CCAC’s goals for key short-lived climate pollutant sectors. Projects must contribute to transformational change, such as by creating a fundamental shift in a system or structure, accelerating the speed of change, or removing key barriers to action. 

Applicants are encouraged to form a consortium of implementing partners with complementary activities and skill sets. 

Select a sector from the list below for more information and to apply: 

2022 - Call for proposals to support national mitigation actions (CLOSED)


This call for proposals has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

The CCAC is currently accepting proposals for projects that fulfil services requested by partner countries as indicated below. Select a project from the list below to for more information and to apply: 



Fossil fuels

Heavy-duty vehicles and engines

Household energy

National planning


2022 - National policy and planning support (CLOSED)


This call for proposals has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

About the call 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the CCAC’s first round of Calls for Proposals (CFP) for 2022. Successful projects launched through this CFP will advance national policy and planning to reduce short-lived climate pollutants in 23 countries.

The CCAC is currently accepting proposals for projects that fulfil services requested by partner countries as indicated below.

How to apply 

Select a project (or projects) from the list above to find the project requirements and instructions on how to apply.

Note that only not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply.


  • 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 by 22 July 2022 and to respond to follow-up questions about their application. 
  • Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the final decision regarding their proposal by 31 August 2022. Successful applicants will then be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Quality: the clarity of the proposed outputs and activities and the extent to which they will deliver the expected outcomes
  • Experience: evidence of the project team’s understanding of the national planning process and short-lived climate pollutants, and their ability to deliver the proposed project
  • Value for money: the level of funding requested for project delivery
  • Alignment: how well the proposal demonstrates its contribution to the CCAC 2030 Strategy and National Planning, Policy, and Implementation Engagement Strategy
2021 - CCAC Action Programme to Address the 1.5°C Challenge (CLOSED)


This call for proposals has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

The science is clear: we need to slow the rate of warming as soon as possible in order to limit the dangerous and irreversible impacts of climate change. Achieving this will require all countries and actors to take ambitious action to reduce short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions as quickly as possible.

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Action Programme to Address the 1.5˚C Challenge helps countries accelerate actions to reduce these pollutants using an approach that integrates climate and clean air action. By focusing on actions that achieve both climate and clean air objectives, countries can help reduce the rate of near-term warming - which contributes to achieving the long-term Paris Agreement targets – while at the same time realizing immediate, local benefits for public health and supporting the attainment of many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About the call

The Action Programme to Address the 1.5˚C Challenge is launching a $1,000,000 call for proposals for projects that support national or regional actions to reduce SLCPs.

Projects can apply for a maximum of $US 100,000 in funding, should have a maximum duration of 24 months, and should be ready to launch by Q1 2022.

Funding should be used in particular to support the goals of the Coalition as laid out in the new 2030 Strategy, following four mutually reinforcing areas of work:

  • Mobilize high-level political leadership with a national or regional focus
  • Target integrated climate and clean air policy
  • Drive transformative action in the main SLCP source sectors
  • Provide strong scientific and analytical support for action

The call is open to projects addressing a wide range of SLCP activities in a variety of economic sectors. However, all projects are encouraged to combine these three areas of work.

This year, given the extraordinary context of the Covid-19 pandemic, priority may be given to proposals that can demonstrate how the project will contribute to a green, inclusive recovery and mitigate the risks of Covid-19 to project delivery.

Eligibility conditions

To be eligible for consideration, projects must meet all of these conditions:

  • Applications must be submitted by or have the written endorsement of at least one national government eligible for official development assistance (ODA). Preference will be given to proposals submitted by or supporting one or multiple CCAC State Partners.
  • Applications must be submitted by a partnership of at least two entities (government or not-for-profit) actively involved in the implementation of the project.
  • The funding requested cannot be higher than $US 100,000 and the project duration cannot exceed 24 months.

Typical characteristics of a funded project

  • Contributes to SLCP emission reductions at scale, either during the timeframe of the project (direct) or after the project (indirect).
  • Delivers multiple benefits, such as improved air quality and public health, agricultural productivity, job creation, gender equality and the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Contributes to the achievement of the CCAC 2030 Strategy, namely by combining the three key strategic directions: supporting high level leadership, driving national and transformative action, and enhancing the scientific case for action.
  • Builds on existing CCAC projects, knowledge products and tools, such as the recommended SLCP mitigation measures, National Planning Support projects, the Multiple Benefits Pathway Framework and regional integrated assessments.
  • Has the potential to continue delivering results beyond the intervention, either by expanding the scale of the project or by replicating the project in other countries, regions or sectors.
  • Is significant to the beneficiary, with demonstrated country ownership and activities that are tailored to the local context.
  • Is collaborative in nature, involving one or several CCAC country partners and cooperation between public and private entities.
  • Complements existing projects and initiatives, creating synergies with relevant actors to ensure the greatest impact.

To get an idea of the types of projects that have received Action Programme funding in the past, please consult our website.

How to apply

This call is closed.

Projects approved under this call

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