United Nations Environment Programme (sponsor)
Central African Republic
Republic of Korea
Republic of Maldives
United States of America
The European Commission
Caucasus Environmental NGO Network
Center for Clean Air Policy
Center for Human Rights and Environment
Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities, Inc.
Clean Air Institute
Clean Air Task Force
Climate Market Investment Association (CMIA)
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Investigation Agency
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP)
International Council on Clean Transportation
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
International Institute for Sustainable Development
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA)
Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment
Natural Resources Defense Council
Regional Environmental Center
Stockholm Environment Institute
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontact)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Objective & Description
The Coalition's initial focus is on methane, black carbon, and HFCs. At the same time, Partners recognize that action on Short lived climate pollutants must complement and supplement, not replace, global action to reduce carbon dioxide, in particular efforts under the UNFCCC.
The Coalition's objectives are to address short lived climate pollutants by:
Raising awareness of short lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategies;
Enhancing and developing new national and regional actions, including by identifying and overcoming barriers, enhancing capacity, and mobilizing support;
Promoting best practices and showcasing successful efforts; and
Improving scientific understanding of short lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategies.
Governance & Coordination Mechanisms
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society. The Coalition is government-led, but is highly cooperative and voluntary. Its governance
structure includes the following;
-A Working Group with representatives from the Partners oversees the cooperative actions of the Coalition.
-A High-Level Assembly of the Coalition Partners convenes to set policy, take stock of progress and initiate future efforts.
-A Scientific Advisory Panel is responsible for keeping the Coalition abreast of new science development on short lived climate pollutants, answer specific questions of the Coalition and inform policy discussions.
-A Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris.
Arrangements for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer