CCAC: Climate and Clean Air Coalition (Main)

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Name of initiative Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2012
End year
Secretariat The Coalition secretariat is hosted by United Nations Environment (UNEP).

The secretariat can be contacted at: 1 Rue Miollis, Building VII

Organisational structure United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosted CCAC Secretariat

LPAA initiatives included – with leaders indicated:

Reducing HFC emissions from the food cold chain sector and the refrigerant servicing sector – International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP) and the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (private sector partners)

Global Green Freight Action Plan – Canada, USA, The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Smart Freight Centre, Clean Air Asia, UNEP, the World Bank

Oil and Gas Methane Partnership – Lead partners are USA, United Kingdom, Norway, UNEP and Environmental Defense Fund; Company partners are: BP, Eni, Pemex, PTT, Repsol, Southwestern, Statoil, Total.

Municipal Solid Waste Initiatives (methane and black carbon reductions) – Canada, Japan, Mexico, USA, UNEP, International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP IETC), The World Bank, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, International Solid Waste Association

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UNEP Paris
Type of lead organisation United Nations or Specialised agency
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France


Description The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is the only global effort that unites governments, civil society and private sector, committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate in next few decades by reducing short-lived climate pollutants across sectors.

Complementary to mitigating CO2 emissions, the Coalition acts as a catalyst to create, implement and share immediate solutions addressing near-term climate change to improve people’s lives rapidly, and to ensure sustainable development for future generations.

The Coalition serves as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short-lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.

Objectives 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, increasing capacity, and mobilizing support

Promoting best practices and showcasing successful efforts

Improving scientific understanding of short-lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategies

Activities The CCAC is reducing SLCPs by focusing on practical action in 11 key areas. These 11 initiatives were chosen to ensure rapid delivery of climate and clean air benefits by reducing key short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). They seek to promote near-term reductions of SLCPs at a substantial scale worldwide, and to engage high-level stakeholders.

Our platform contains 6 of these initiatives: CCAC: Oil and Gas Methane Partnership CCAC: Phasing Down Climate Potent HFCs / HFCs Initiative CCAC: Waste, Mitigating SLCPs from the Municipal Solid Waste Sector CCAC: Diesel Initiative (before called Global Green Freight Action Plan) CCAC: Bricks Initiative CCAC: Agriculture Initiative

5 Other CCAC initiatives not included in CIP: Regional Assessments of SCLP, Finance, Health, Household Energy, National Planning(SNAP).

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Goal setting (ex-ante)
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Total Mitigation
Value (MtCO2e/yr)3800
Goals The CCAC has a 5-year strategic plan 2016-2020 that supports the development and implementation of policies, regulations and practices of partners and relevant stakeholders in order to deliver substantial SLCP reduction in the near- to medium term.

This will be done through scaling up actions in sector initiatives where sources of black carbon, methane and HFC emissions are generated (including the actions referred to in LPAA) and to increase peer-to-peer engagement to make this happen;

The strategic plan aims to mobilize robust support for SLCP policies and actions; leverage finance at scale for SLCP reductions; and enhance science and knowledge through the work of the CCAC’s Scientific Advisory Panel, sector initiatives and regional assessments of SLCPs (starting with Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific).

Comments on indicators and goals tCO2e estimate from the report: "Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions", New Climate, PBL, and Yale 2018.

Assuming that members implement policies to stop emissions of HFCs and methane.

How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative The tracking of progress is run by the CCAC Secretariat. The CCAC Secretariat tracks progress, outcomes and impacts of these initiatives from commitments made from the UN Climate Summit in September 2014.
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 144  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 58 Australia,  Bangladesh,  Belgium,  Benin,  Cambodia,  Canada,  Central African Republic,  Chad,  Chile,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Cote d'Ivoire,  Denmark,  Democratic Republic of Congo,  Dominican Republic,  Ethiopia,  EU,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Guinea,  Iraq,  Ireland,  Israel,  Italy,  Japan,  Jordan,  Kenya,  Laos,  Liberia,  Luxembourg,  Morocco,  Mali,  Mexico,  Mongolia,  Morocco,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Nigeria,  Norway,  Pakistan,  Peru,  Poland,  Korea (South),  Maldives,  Russian Federation,  Rwanda,  Sweden,  Switzerland,  United Kingdom,  United States of America,  Moldova,  Paraguay,  Philippines,  Uruguay,  Vietnam.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 4 European Investment Bank (EIB),  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),  Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO),  World Bank
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 82 Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand),  Bellona Foundation (Norway),  BSR (Denmark),  C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (USA),  Caucasus Environmental NGO Network - CENN (Russia),  CEID Colombia (Colombia),  Center for Human Rights and Environment - CEDHA (USA),  Centre for Clean Air Policy - CCAP (USA),  Centre for Science and Environment (India),  Centro Mario Molina (Chile),  Clean Air Asia (Philippines),  Clean Air Institute Clean Air Task Force Climate Markets & Investment Association (France),  ClimateWorks Foundation (USA),  Earthjustice (USA),  Environmental Defense Fund (USA),  Environmental Investigation Agency (USA),  EvK2CNR Committee (Italy),  Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (Italy),  FIA Foundation (United Kingdom),  Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (USA),  Global Methane Initiative (USA),  GLOBE Foundation (United Kingdom),  Guraghe Development Association (Ethiopia),  Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Germany),  Institute for Energy and Environment (United Kingdom),  Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Japan),  Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (United Kingdom),  International Climate Change Partnership (USA),  Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (USA),  International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development - ICIMOD (Nepal),  International Council on Clean Transportation - ICCT (USA),  International Cryosphere Climate Initiative - ICCI (USA),  International Institute for Sustainable Development -IISD (Canada),  International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement -INECE (USA),  International Solid Waste Association - ISWA (Austria),  International Union of Air Pollution (United Kingdom),  Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations - IUAPPA (United Kingdom),  Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment (USA),  Natural Resources Defense Council - NRDC (USA),  Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (Ivory Coast),  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD (France),  Regional Environmental Centre - REC (Hungary),  Smart Freight Centre (Netherlands),  Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden),  Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Switzerland),  TERRE Policy Centre (India),  The Energy and Resources Institute -TERI (India),  UN-Habitat (Kenya),  UN Development Programme (USA),  UN Economic Commission for Europe - UNECE (Switzerland),  UN Environment Programme (Kenya),  UN Industrial Development Organization (Austria),  World Health Organization (Switzerland),  World Meteorological Organization (Switzerland).
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Not only have national states as participators