Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with mandates relevant to the Coalition should consider joining the Coalition as “Partners” provided that they have the ability to fully engage in the Coalition’s work.


CCAC NGO Partners

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Bellona Foundation
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40)
Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)
CEID Colombia Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA)
Centre for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Centro Mario Molina Chile
Clean Air Asia
Clean Air Institute
Clean Air Task Force
Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA)
ClimateWorks Foundation

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

EvK2CNR Committee
FIA Foundation
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
GLOBE Foundation
Guraghe Development Association (Ethiopia)
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Institute for Energy and Environment (IEMA)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)
International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP)
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
International Union of Air Pollution, Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA)
Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (NESDA-REDDA)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontact)
TERRE Policy Centre

Options for engagement

There are two options for NGOs to engage in the Coalition. NGOs working in a specific sector or sectors are encouraged to become an Actor in the relevant Coalition initiative(s). NGOs with wider mandates, however, may wish to become Coalition Partners. The two options are detailed below.

We invite interested IGO entities to first contact the Coalition Secretariat to explore the full range of options for engagement. To set up a meeting, please write to Secretariat


Becoming an “Actor” in the Coalition

NGOs working in a specific sector or sectors are encouraged to become an Actor in the relevant Coalition initiative(s).

Actor in the Coalition means any national and sub-national governments, international organisation, non-governmental organisation or private sector entity who is not a Partner in the Coalition but is actively engage in specific Coalition initiatives or activities; and approved according to the Coalition’s procedures. See more information in the CCAC Guidelines & Rules of Engagement.

To apply as an Actor, NGOs are required to write to the Head of the CCAC Secretariat at with the following:

(a)    Identifying particular areas of interest related to SLCPs and any specific actions taken or planned to address near-term climate change
(b)    Noting the specific Coalition initiative or activity you wish to engage in
(c)    Setting out what your organisation wishes to contribute or gain from engagement; and
(d)    Identifying a focal point for communication: full name, title, email and phone number.

Approval process

Following receipt of the application, the Secretariat will consult with partners engaged in the initiative or initiatives identified, and respond to you with the outcome. The processing of these applications takes on average two weeks.

Becoming a “Partner” in the Coalition

NGOs 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
(d)    identify a primary point of contact, with name, title and email address for communication.

All non-state entities requesting to join should also address the following considerations in their letter:

(e)    Does the applicant endorse meaningful action to reduce SLCPs through the Coalition?
(f)    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?
(g)    Does the applicant have the willingness and capacity to contribute to the work of the Coalition and support its objectives and initiatives?
(h)    Does the applicant have an international character and not work in one country exclusively?
(i)    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?

For those 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.

Approval process

On receipt of an NGO’s request to join the Coalition, the Secretariat will review the letter to ensure it meets the criteria in (a) to (i) above. Complete requests will then be considered at the next schedule Steering Committee meeting. If the Steering Committee recommends to the Working Group that the applicant should become a Non-State Partner in the Coalition, the request 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 two to three months.

Letter should be sent to: 

Erik Solheim
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 CCAC Secretariat
Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
United Nations Environment Programme 
and a copy via email to:

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