Mitigation Action Facility launches its Call for Projects 2023

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At the occasion of the Global NDC Conference in Berlin, Germany, the Mitigation Action Facility launched its new Call for Projects 2023 on 1 June.

The Call with a funding volume of up to EUR 100 million seeks to support transformative climate projects in developing countries and emerging economies. Following the mission and vision of the Mitigation Action Facility, the Call focuses on the priority sectors energy, industry, and transport that cumulatively account for two thirds of global annual greenhouse gas emissions. Cross-sectoral projects linked to one of the priority sectors are also welcomed to participate in the Call.

Combination of technical assistance and financial mechanisms

The Mitigation Action Facility is a multi-donor climate finance programme. It provides technical support and climate finance for ambitious mitigation projects with an aim of decarbonising key sectors of the economy and society. Germany’s Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is one of the key donors of the Mitigation Action Facility, providing funds through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Projects of the Mitigation Action Facility need to combine technical assistance and financial mechanisms. This unique and proven approach mobilises public and private investments, develops capacities and triggers behavioural change for long-term greenhouse gas emission reductions in the partner countries contributing to a global shift towards net-zero pathways. 

Beyond its aim of supporting the implementation of ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long-term Strategies (LTS), the Mitigation Action Facility strives to contribute to initiatives such as the Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs) and the Climate Club. 

Applications already possible

The Call for Projects 2023 features a newly added Project Concept Phase aimed at simplifying the application process and opening the competition to a wider range of potential applicants and partners. At the Project Concept Phase, applicants are only required to describe their project ideas in a concise manner without submitting any supplementary annexes. A web-based Open Application Platform is used for the submission of Project Concepts. 

The Project Concept Phase is open for two months from 2 June until 31 July, 3pm CEST. 

To support applicants during the Call, a webinar reflecting the most common questions and inquiries received by the Mitigation Action Facility will be held on 19 July at 2pm CEST. All prospective Applicants are also invited to watch recordings of two webinars that have already been held and explained the Call for Projects 2023 in detail.

Background information on the Mitigation Action Facility

The Mitigation Action Facility is a continuation of the NAMA Facility and builds on its legacy. The NAMA Facility was active from 2012 to early 2023. As a predecessor of the Mitigation Action Facility, it has already reached more than 25 million people cumulatively with more than 20 partners with 47 projects. Its leveraged public and private sector investments amounted in total to EUR 1.6 billion (as of 2022). 

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