How to Join

Country Partners

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) encourages countries that are committed to taking action on short lived climate pollutants to join the Coalition.

Participation in the Coalition is voluntary. Membership does not create any binding obligations and each Partner individually determines the nature of its participation.

Countries interested in becoming a Partner in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants should send a 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:

  • state the country endorses the Framework for the Coalition;
  • state the country endorses meaningful action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants;
  • 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
  • identify a primary point of contact with name, title and email address for communications with the Coalition.

In addition, 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.

Letters should be sent to:

Achim Steiner
Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

With a copy via email to:

Helena Molin Valdes
Head of the Secretariat
Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)
Hosted by United Nations Environment Programme
Email: Helena.MolinValdes@unep.org

and copy via email to:

The CCAC Secretariat
Email: ccac_secretariat@unep.org

Download: How to join the coalition - Countries

Non-State Partners

Any non-governmental organization, intergovernmental organization or initiative, international organization (and its subsidiaries)  private sector entities or civil society association interested in becoming a Partner in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (“Coalition”) should send an application letter to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with a copy to the Deputy Director of UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, at the addresses listed below.

In addition to any other information the applicant wishes to provide, the letter should:

  • State endorsement of the Coalition Framework;
  • State endorsement of meaningful action to address short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) consistent with the Framework;
  • Identify particular areas of interest related to SLCPs and any specific actions taken or planned to address near term climate change; and
  • Identify a primary point of contact, with name, title and email address for communications with the Coalition.

The letter should also address the following considerations:

  • Does the applicant endorse meaningful action to reduce SLCPs through the Coalition?
  • How do the applicant’s mission and/or capabilities relate to reducing SLCPs, and does the applicant have a demonstrated interest in working to reduce emissions of SLCPs?
  • Does the applicant have the willingness and capacity to contribute to the work of the Coalition and support its objectives and initiatives?
  • Does the applicant have an international character and not work in one country exclusively?
  • Is the applicant accredited to a UN organization or body (e.g. ECOSOC, UNFCCC, UN Regional Commission or UNEP) or a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development or a participant in the UN Global Compact?

In addition, for those applicants 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.

Letters should be sent to:

Achim Steiner
Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

With a copy via email to:

Helena Molin Valdes
Head of the Secretariat
Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)
Hosted by United Nations Environment Programme
Email: Helena.MolinValdes@unep.org

and copy via email to:

The CCAC Secretariat
Email: ccac_secretariat@unep.org

Download: How to join the coalition - Non-State Partners