The Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is accepting proposals for its Transformative Action in the Waste Sector to reduce methane emissions to a level consistent with a 1.5°C pathway by 2030 and to eliminate the open burning of waste, at the household and municipal scale.
This call for proposals is seeking projects that help drive transformative action in the sector and support achievement of the CCAC’s goals.
- Project proposals should develop, enable, or implement innovative solutions that will advance one or more goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Waste Sector:
- Goal 1: By 2030 all CCAC countries have reduced methane from the waste sector to a level consistent with a 1.5°C pathway and have reflected this goal in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and other planning and strategy documents.
- Goal 2: Prevent and eliminate the open burning of waste at all scales – households to city-wide.
- In line with these goals, the CCAC Engagement for the Waste Sector has identified possible topics and areas of action to consider when responding to this call. Proposed solutions may include one or more of the following:
- Scale-up organic waste separation: Increase capacity at the sub-national, national, and regional levels by providing technical assistance and projects to develop markets and partnerships for compost and other products (e.g., food waste for animal feed, black soldier fly technology, biogas, etc).
- Ban open burning of waste: Promote a circular economy that prioritises reuse, recycling, and recovery to strengthen local manufacturing, create jobs, and reduce SLCPs to achieve ambitious national and regional targets (e.g., several countries include preventing of open burning of waste in their NDCs).
- Funding: The total amount available for this call is US$7 million to cater to the needs of each of the 7 CCAC Hub to implement their respective Engagement Strategy
- Project Duration: up to 2 years
Project proposals should have at least one clearly defined outcome, such as:
- Catalysed funding for solutions at scale
- Scalable and/or replicable regulatory and enforcement regimes (e.g., informed by model regulations)
- Commitments by big emitters to reduce emissions
- Adopted sectoral models and strategies for mitigation
- Global or regional roadmaps for the sector
- Public-private partnerships
Only not-for-profit organisations (NGOs, IGOs) and governments can apply.
For more information, visit https://www.ccacoalition.org/en/content/transformative-action-waste-sector-wst-22-001