The Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) is a licensed organization (registered under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984. It is dedicated to working towards and achieving the protection of the global climate in line with international agreements and promoting social, ecological and democratic equity for a fair future. It will seek to support the efforts of the government and other stakeholders in developing climate friendly mitigation and adaptation policies and actions whilst preserving the independence and autonomy of its members.
The idea for establishing a networking platform is mooted in the success of the collaborative approach adopted by the French Embassy in brining stakeholders together to work towards an “Agenda of Solutions” in preparation for COP21.
CSCCC provides a networking platform for civil society organizations, climate experts, academia, researchers, media, private sector and concerned citizens to exchange ideas, develop synergies and build strategies for effective engagement with policy makers to support climate friendly mitigation and adaptation actions that build resilience and reduce vulnerability at all levels by integrating adaptation into relevant socio-economic and environmental policies and actions for sustainable development.
The concept of the coalition is in line with the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) and Paris Agreement on Climate Change which recognizes civil society as a key player. The strategic focus of the coalition also covers Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development particularly SDG13 (Climate Action).The CSCCC will work with “A Whole of Government Approach” based on the principles of “Open Government Partnership (OGP)” to meet its objectives.
The founding members of the coalition are: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Regional Institute of Policy Research and Training (RIPORT), Water Environment Forum (WEF), Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), Pakistan Green Building Council (Pak-GBC), Society for the Conservation and Protection of the Environment (SCOPE) and Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO).