International Cryosphere Climate Initiative

The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) works to highlight the urgent climate needs of regions of the world covered by ice and snow – the cryosphere – including the Arctic, Antarctica, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies and other mountain regions.  Climate change is happening here twice as fast as anywhere else on earth. 

These unprecedentedly rapid changes have global import, including sea level rise; flooding; global loss of albedo (reflectivity); and potentially catastrophic releases of permafrost methane.

ICCI is a network of senior policy experts and researchers working with governments, academia and NGOs to create, shape and implement new initiatives designed to preserve as much of the Earth’s cryosphere as possible. 

It brings to the urgent attention of the world community the rapid changes taking place in the cryosphere; emphasizes the need for more rapid CO2 reductions in concert with reductions in shorter-lived climate pollutants; develops innovative, cryosphere-appropriate climate policies and programs for slowing warming in the near-term; and serves as a networking link between organizations both large and small, regional as well as global, governmental as well as private; all working locally as well as globally to preserve these most fragile regions of the globe.


CCAC Mid-term Review Survey

Since its launch with six country partners and UNEP in 2012, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) has grown rapidly to now encompass 46 state partners and 54 non-state partners by January 2015. In order to help formulating a common vision and strategy to scale up actions locally and globally the Coalition is undertaking a small-scale midterm review between January and April 2015. The results of the review will inform the development of the five-year strategic plan for the Coalition, 2016-2020.

Included in the methodology of this mid-term review is an online survey addressed to all Coalition Partners, CCAC actors, initiative implementers and other stakeholders outside the Coalition. The survey is open until 5 FEBRUARY 2015, and all answers are anonymous.

We welcome you to take the next few minutes to submit your answers by clicking on any of the links to the right. You may take the survey in either English or French.