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European Commission | Climate for Cities (C4C) in Mediterranean cities

| Sectors: Climate action, sustainable cities, gender equality, clean energy
Granting entities: European Commission
| Deadline: 31 March
| Type of support: Grants
| Funding/benefits:  19,000,000 Euros
| Applicants: non-profits: an NGO, a local authority or a a local public education, academic or research organization. In the case of local authorities and local public education, academic or research organization:
be established in one of the European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI) South partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia). In the case of NGOs: be established in any of the countries listed above, or be established in a Member State of the European Union.
| Locations: Mediterranean cities

Synopsis: The Mediterranean region is a hotspot for climate change. The region has been warming up 20% faster than global average since the 1980s. In 2050, it is expected that two thirds of the worldwide population will live in cities. Around the Mediterranean, in 2018, 60% of the population already lived in urban areas where, given the population density, climate change will carry severe consequences in particular for water and food availability, and overall human health.

This Climate for Cities’ Call for Proposals supports and accelerates the funding of initiatives aimed at increasing climate resilience and sustainable use of natural resources at local level in Mediterranean cities.
This initiative is relevant for the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contributes primarily to the progressive achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets 13 on “Climate action” and 11 “Sustainable cities and communities”, while also contributing to 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” and 7 on “Affordable and clean energy”.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to sustainable human development by promoting a transition towards greener and climate-resilient cities in the Southern Neighbourhoods, in line
with countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement, and making optimum use of climate finance instruments. The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are:
• To improve citizen’s quality of life through the implementation of resource-efficient and low carbon initiatives, with multiplier effects at local level and good replicability potential
• To improve national and local authorities’ capacity to design innovative frameworks and partnerships for the development, implementation and financing of successful climate action at local
level (that are both scalable and replicable).

Link to application here.

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