Call for Proposals – Transformative action

2022 Call for Proposals – Transformative action
Opening Date: 6 September 2022
Closing Date: 26 October 2022
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

ABOUT The CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector aims to reduce black carbon and methane emissions from cooking, heating, and lighting in low- and middle-income countries.

This call for proposals is seeking projects that help drive transformative action in the sector and support achievement of the CCAC’s goals.

SCOPE:Project proposals should develop, enable, or implement innovative solutions that will advance one or more goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector:

Goal 1: By 2030, all CCAC State Partners have included household energy in their integrated air quality, climate, and health planning, and substantially increase sustained use of clean/modern fuels and technology, e.g. electricity, solar, ethanol, etc.

Goal 2: By 2025, all CCAC State Partners will have taken steps to

Develop, prioritize, and endorse strategies or plans for household energy consistent with their NDCs and related commitments to support global climate goals and national air quality standards
Design and implement programs to increase awareness on harmful impacts from dirty household energy use, and the benefits of using clean and sustainable energy solutions
Institutionalize monitoring and reporting systems to track progress
Increase engagement from the private sector to scale new technology
Increase financing from domestic resources and climate finance to implement emissions reductions
In line with these goals, the CCAC Household Energy Hub 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:

Phase out kerosene fuel for lighting. Scale up the lessons learned in Lighting Africa to build a similar effort across Asia. Using best practices from the systematic ban on leaded gasoline, work to systematically remove subsidizes for kerosene and enact bans by 2030.
Improve clean fuel mix to increase electricity and decrease charcoal and wood. Recognizing that the World Health Organization defines clean fuels for health results as solar, electric, biogas, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and alcohol fuels including ethanol, as well as environmental sustainability considerations, work to significantly increase the percentage of clean fuels for household energy use at the national and regional level by 2030.
More information about these goals can be found in the Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:Project proposals are required to demonstrate how they will contribute to catalysing emissions reductions in the sector, several countries, a region, or globally.

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

PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS: The CCAC is seeking the following characteristics in proposed projects:

Ambition: evidence of the project’s potential to scale up short-lived climate pollutant reductions through transformative changes in the sector, a region, or several countries.
Quality: a clear logic for the proposed outputs and activities and how they will achieve the expected outcomes
Experience: evidence of the project team’s ability to deliver the proposed project and its expertise in the sector
Value for money: the level of funding requested for project delivery in relation to the outcomes the project aims to achieve
Alignment: how well the proposal contributes to achieving the goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector and 2030 Strategy.
Co-creation and consortia between CCAC partners and members of CCAC Hubs is strongly encouraged. This will be facilitated through sessions on the margins of the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum to be held in Washington DC from 26-30 September 2022.

Only not-for-profit organisations (NGOs, IGOs) and governments can apply.


Project proposals should be submitted by email to by 26 October 2022 using the Application form.

We strongly encourage all applicants to contact the co-leads and other members of the CCAC Hubs early in the development of their project proposals to facilitate the co-creation process and ensure alignment with CCAC goals.

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