How to Partner with UN Climate Change

UN Climate Change is interested in partnering with those organizations whose behaviour demonstrates a willingness to exercise social and environmental responsibility towards global peaking of emissions and enhanced resilience. This pertains to private sector organizations that share the values and principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter, the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement, as well as internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact.

All partnerships entered into by the secretariat shall be subject to the UNFCCC Partnership Guidelines.

Organizations who are seriously interested in entering into a partnership with UN Climate Change should submit their formal proposal, in accordance with the instructions described in the UNFCCC Partnership Guidelines, to the Resource Mobilization and Partnership team at rmp@unfccc.int  

The proposal should:

  1. Clearly reference the relevant call for partnership, when applicable;
  2. Indicate the scope, objectives and duration of the proposed partnership and, if applicable, the financial value of the entity’s contribution;
  3. Address, to the extent possible and with supporting documentation, its capacity to enter into and implement the partnership (including proof of juridical personality, proof of sound financial management and proof of technical capacities to carry out the partnership);
  4. Address, to the extent possible and with supporting documentation, whether and how it meets each of the eligibility criteria set out in the annex to the UNFCCC Partnership Guidelines, indicating any relevant present and/or past activity or advocacy regarding these criteria;
  5. Confirm by a formal statement that it does not meet any of the exclusionary criteria set out in the annex to the UNFCCC Partnership Guidelines, indicating any relevant present and/or past activity or advocacy with regard to these criteria;
  6. Include a statement of its intention to fully comply with the terms of a partnership agreement to be agreed with the secretariat, as outlined in paragraph 39 of the UNFCCC Partnership Guidelines;
  7. Indicate any requirements regarding the use of the UNFCCC name and logo in accordance with paragraph 29 of the UNFCCC Partnership Guidelines.

 

The Selection Process

In selecting its partners, the secretariat shall respect the process of due diligence, set out in the annex to the UNFCCC Partnership Guidelines, which includes the application of eligibility and exclusionary criteria. The secretariat reserves the right to reject or propose modifications to any proposal, and inform the proponent accordingly.

The prospective partner responding to this call for proposal shall therefore disclose to the secretariat all relevant information that will allow the secretariat to conduct due diligence.

In the case that an entity’s proposal is selected for a partnership under this call for proposal, the secretariat will inform the entity accordingly and a partnership agreement will be concluded in writing in accordance with the UNFCCC Partnership Guidelines.

For more information, clarification or to explore areas for collaboration, prospective partners are invited to contact us by email at rmp@unfccc.int.