The Coalition is a highly cooperative group led by our State Partners. Our governance model distributes governing and advisory responsibility among several entities, reflecting the diversity of our partners and ensuring that we take informed actions and decisions. 


CCAC working group
Photo: Climate and Clean Air Coalition working group meeting

These six groups help advance our mission and direct the Coalition’s activities.

(Note that the Coalition will transition to a new governance and business model under its 2030 Strategy; 2021 will be a transition year with all new arrangements in place by 1 January 2022.)

High-Level Assembly

Ministers of state partners and the heads of non-state partners meet at least once per year to provide strategic direction and leadership to the Coalition.

Working Group

Focal points appointed by each Coalition partner come together at least twice a year to oversee Coalition activities. Two co-chairs are nominated by the group to lead discussions.


Two Co-Chairs are elected by country partners for staggered two-year terms. The current Co-Chairs are Ms. Janine Kuriger (Switzerland) and Mr. Peter Dery (Ghana).

Steering Committee

Representatives from state and non-state partners meet monthly to provide guidance and support, making recommendations to the Working Group.

Scientific Advisory Panel

The panel is composed of eminent scientists representing all regions and many scientific disciplines relevant to the mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants. The UN Environment Chief Scientist serves ex officio.


Hosted by UN Environment, the secretariat supports the Coalition by administering the Trust Fund, supporting the initiatives, organizing meetings, undertaking advocacy and communication work, and reporting on progress.

Key documents

2019 | Official Statements

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's 2030 Vision Statement was adopted at the Coalition's 2019 High Level Assembly in New York, USA. 

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