Funding opportunities from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

To foster adaptation in developing countries and Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA).

Funding opportunities from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator – UNEP-CTCN

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) are providing USD 5 million worth of technical assistance to foster innovation for adaptation in developing countries (up to USD 250,000 for each successful application). This fund aims to “support developing countries to test, evaluate, roll out and scale up innovative adaptation practices, products and technologies”. Based on technical assistance services, 25 micro-grants projects will be implemented for 5 years to enhance climate resilience and adapt to climate change in the countries.

The second call for proposals is now open until 30 April 2021. To check eligibility and to apply click here. Please note that close consultation with your national points of contact as well as with National Designated Entities by country is needed to apply.

Global Fund for Ecosystem-based Adaptation opens its first call

The Global EbA Fund has opened its first Call for Proposals. Led by IUCN and UNEP, the Global EbA Fund is a quickly deployable mechanism for supporting innovative approaches to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). The Fund aims to encourage catalytic initiatives to help overcome barriers for upscaling EbA. The Fund hopes to address research gaps, pilot innovative EbA approaches, engage in strategic EbA policy mainstreaming, and incentivise innovative finance mechanisms and private sector EbA investment. Through its International Climate Initiative (IKI), the Federal Environment Ministry of Germany has committed 20 million euros to the Fund.

The Global EbA Fund grant selection criteria concern both the project and the wider context for its implementation. Global EbA Fund grants should be complementary to and add value to existing work, by filling a gap in an existing project, enhancing the impact of an investment in EbA, contributing to policy upscaling of EbA, and/or serving to develop a larger proposal to another funding mechanism. To check eligibility and to apply click here.