Is implementing and upscaling climate solutions in developing countries something you’ve been working on? Do you have a project that aims to strengthen the implementation of climate policies, strategies, regulations and action plans in developing countries? You can submit your concept proposal for the G-STIC Climate Action Programme.
The Government of Flanders provides 15,88 million euros for the second project call of the G-STIC Climate Action Programme. These subsidies are meant for both demonstration projects as well as dissemination & capacity building projects implemented by Flemish organisations in developing countries.
To be eligible for financial support in the G-STIC Climate Action Programme, projects must directly and explicitly aim at supporting adaptation and/or mitigation actions in developing countries.
- Adaptation Projects: Projects that aim at reducing the vulnerability of human or natural systems to both existing and expected climate change impacts by preserving or strengthening resilience through increased ability to adapt to shocks and variability, better absorption of the stresses caused by climate change and/or limiting exposure to it.
- Mitigation Projects: Projects that contribute to stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, to a level that avoids dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system by promoting efforts to either reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions or enhance greenhouse gas storage.
Projects must focus on areas where climate-related solutions can be expected to have maximal impact, preferably in one or more of the following seven sectors.
- Education & Research
- Environmental Policy
- Water & Sanitation
- Dissemination and/or Capacity Building Projects: Dissemination projects focus on the dissemination and/or roll out of research and/or policy results. Capacity building projects focus on strengthening knowledge, skills and/or resources. Projects can also combine these dissemination and capacity building aspects.
- Demonstration Projects: Demonstration projects focus on the demonstration and/or upscaling of market-ready innovative solutions.
- The Government of Flanders is providing €15,88 million.
- Dissemination and/or Capacity Building Projects: The maximum subsidy awarded to any individual project is €250,000 (not exceeding 85% of the total project cost).
- Demonstration Projects: The maximum subsidy awarded to any individual project is €2,500,000 (not exceeding 60% of the total project cost).
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China (People’s Republic of), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank & Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
- Dissemination and/or Capacity Building Projects:
- Organisations with sufficient activity and presence in Flanders (study and consultancy firms, NGOs, non-profit organisations, knowledge institutions, universities, university colleges, etc.)
- Demonstration Projects:
- Organisation with sufficient economic activity and presence in Flanders
- The Flemish organisation needs to be part of a consortium consisting of either:
- at least two organisations, one of which must be a SME, where none of the organisations bears more than 70% of the eligible costs
- the organisation and one or more research institutes, which shall bear at least 10% of the eligible costs and are entitled to publish their own research results
For more information, visit https://www.gstic.org/climate-action-programme/