An “Actor” in the CCAC is any national and sub-national government
s, intergovernmental organisation, non-governmental organisation or private sector entity who is not a Partner in the Coalition but is actively engaged in specific Coalition initiatives or activities. Actors in the Coalition constitute a network of active stakeholders with experience and expertise on Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) and/or sectors targeted by the various Coalition initiatives.
How can an Actor contribute to the work of the Coalition?
Once approved, a Coalition Actor can take on the following roles and responsibilities:
- Actively participate in initiatives: Under Lead Partner coordination, Actors are expected to engage in a specific Coalition initiative or activities by contributing expertise and experience to their development and implementation, helping define strategic directions for these, and supporting collaboration and coordination with other existing efforts, including through participation in relevant initiative meetings and the drafting and review of relevant documents.
- Actors can also become Implementers of specific activities under an initiative (i.e. receive funds from the Coalition’s Trust Fund for implementation of approved activities).
- Provide expert advice: Actors can be asked to provide advice on specific issues related to their particular expertise, and to attend specific Coalition meetings.
- Engage key stakeholders in tackling SLCPs: Actors are to be kept informed of the Coalition’s activities, including through Lead Partners and the Coalition’s newsletter. Actors are encouraged to raise awareness of SLCP issues and mitigation strategies related to their particular expertise and promote the Coalition activities at relevant events, meetings and through the media.
Actors are not entitled to participate in Coalition High-Level Assembly and Working Group meetings. However, the Secretariat, in consultation with the Working Group co-chairs or the Steering Committee, can issue invitations to a select number of Actors to attend any Coalition meetings.
How to become an Actor?
To become an “Actor” in a specific Coalition initiative, interested entities should contact the Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lead Partners of specific initiatives of the Coalition, and provide in written format:
- Their motivation of why they want to become an Actor
- Details of their field of expertise
- Which specific initiative or activity stream they would like to get involved in; and
- A primary contact person
The decision of accepting new actors is made by the Lead Partners of the relevant initiative. Any concerns or objections raised by a Partner or the Secretariat regarding participation or acceptance of an Actor in the Coalition that cannot be resolved otherwise will be referred to the next appropriate Working Group meeting.
Lead Partners can invite expert organizations to become Actors, and encourage them to provide the requested information.
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