Country Partners

The Coalition is government-led and country partners play a central role in deciding on, and supporting, the Coalition activities. By joining the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, country partners have committed to mitigating short-lived climate pollutants in their own countries, helping others take similar actions, and to actively participating in the work of the Coalition.

These are the current country partners in the Coalition:

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The Federal Government of Nigeria, being a Partner of the CCAC, has pledged to voluntarily mitigate emissions of SLCPs and other climate pollutants...The need to act on SLCPs is immediate, as they impact negatively on public health, food, water and economic security of large populations. SLCPs...have become a major developmental issue that calls for quick and significant worldwide action.

Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

As founding members of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Sweden and the United States are pleased that the Coalition, as a complement to the work on long-lived climate pollutants, is already working to catalyze significant global reductions of short-lived climate pollutants. We agreed to redouble our efforts and invite others to join to take full advantage of the Coalition’s potential, including through innovative approaches to financing methane abatement.

(Extract from Joint Statement by the President of the United States Barack Obama,
and the Prime Minister of Sweden Fredrik Reinfeldt)

I'm impressed with the achievements of the CCAC in only two years, and the tenfold increase in partners. Many initiatives are now being implemented, and I look forward to seeing the concrete results – both in terms of emissions avoided and positive effect on climate, health and agriculture. Concerning health, we know that over six million lives are lost prematurely every year from indoor and outdoor air pollution. These deaths can be avoided with appropriate action, including on reducing SLCPs. As minister of Climate and Environment I will stress that in order to succeed with our task, we need full involvement, not only from the environmental side, but also from the health-, transport-, energy-, agriculture- and other sectors in all countries. This is a tough job, but I can assure you that we in Norway will do our part. I believe that the strength of the CCAC is that it is the coalition of the working. Happy birthday CCAC!.

Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway

Nigeria is working on mainstreaming the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants, on curbing gas flaring and venting to tackle energy poverty, providing clean cooking to over 70 million Nigerians without clean cookstoves, and making our agriculture sector viable again. We in the government are replicating all the #CCACoalition's initiatives as part of our National Action Plan, as well as creating an additional initiative to phase out kerosene lamps from all schools in Nigeria.

Bahijjahtu Abubakar, National Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria and co-chair, CCAC Working Group

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is a remarkable process of bringing science to policy, focusing on the multiple benefits of action, and creating initiatives that invite voluntary partnerships. I hope that as policymakers but also actors across the world look at the success story of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, they will find the courage and optimism that we are indeed able to take science, turn it into policy recommendations and form coalitions that are willing and able to act.

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

In the past 2-years the CCAC has grown into an action-oriented coalition, and I am pleased that so many countries and organizations have joined efforts with the coalition. In addressing short-lived climate pollutants, the CCAC has a lot to offer to the climate, health and food productivity. In our view, governments, industry, NGOs and citizens must all be part of the solution. I am enthusiastic about the cooperation of countries and institutions in concrete initiatives, complementary to our efforts under the climate regime. I look forward to continue to work with partners in progressively scaling up our activities.

Wilma Mansveld, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands

I am thrilled to work with this focused, action-oriented and enthusiastic Coalition of Partners. First, because of the triple imperative of benefits in reducing short-lived climate pollutants; second, because the Coalition is built on a strong political will with a clear structure; and third, and most importantly, because our focus is on action.

Helena Molin Valdes, Head, CCAC Secretariat

Over its first two years, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition has made impressive progress, growing from 6 country partners plus UNEP to over 80 country and non-country partners working together to implement 10 initiatives aimed at making meaningful reductions of short-lived climate pollutants across a range of key sectors. The U.S. is proud to be a part of this Coalition and looks forward to working with other dedicated partners to continue progress toward achieving the Coalition’s full potential.

Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change, United States of America

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CCAC Partnerships

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a voluntary Partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society that have joined forces to address the challenge of short lived climate pollutants.