2016 call for proposals announced

Treetop and blue sky

Treetop; Photo: Christopher Kimmel

On March 25 2015, the German Federal Environment Ministry opened the International Climate Initiative's 2016 call for proposals. Since 2008, the Initiative has been supporting projects in developing and emerging countries as well as countries in transition on issues such as greenhouse gas mitigation, adaptation to the impacts of climate change, conservation of biological diversity and conserving natural carbon sinks, with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

There is a two-stage selection procedure. In the first stage, informative project outlines in German or English with a maximum length of six pages will be submitted and assessed. The Federal Environment Ministry will make a preliminary selection based on the amount of funding available and in consideration of the proposals' coherence in terms of foreign and development policy. In the second stage, full-length project proposals will be requested for all of the project outlines selected during the first stage.

The call is open to project proposals from Germany as well as abroad.

For the 2016 selection procedure, project outlines must be submitted by 1 June 2015, 24:00 to the International Climate Initiative Programme Office.