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Calls for Projects

The Call for Projects 2023 is the first Call of the Mitigation Action Facility. It builds on the legacy of the 9 Calls held between 2013 and 2021 as part of the NAMA Facility.

Following the mission and vision of the Mitigation Action Facility, its Calls for Projects focus on three priority sectors – energy, transport and industry, but remain open to cross-sectoral projects linked to one of the priority sectors. With its focus on the priority sectors energy and industry, in particular, the Mitigation Action Facility can significantly contribute to initiatives like the Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs) and the Climate Club.  Where relevant, synergies with and a clear reference to the political agreement of the JETPs as well as the consecutive papers (such as an investment plan or an implementation plan) and the Climate Club priorities on transforming industries in the respective countries are highly encouraged.

In 2023, the Mitigation Action Facility has also significantly simplified the application process introducing a so-called Project Concept Phase, allowing all types of Applicants from Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible countries to present their ideas in a concise form with no additional Annexes required to be submitted alongside the Project Concept.

The project cycle consists of 4 phases, including the Project Concept Phase, Outline Phase, Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP) also known as the Proposal Phase and finally, Implementatoin Phase.

Through its annual competitive Calls for Projects, the Facility strives to shift the targeted sectors towards a carbon-neutral development pathway. Projects funded by the Mitigation Action Facility help partner countries implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long-Term Strategies (LTSs). Mitigation Action Facility funding is used to develop financial mechanisms and deliver technical assistance to tackle wider policy, regulatory or other barriers that inhibit investment and constrain carbon-neutral development.

Means of Support

Outcome of a project

e. g. large-scale investments in greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies and / or practices

Financial Cooperation (FC)

  • Investment grants
  • Concessional loans
  • Guarantee funds
  • Advisory services (e. g. trainings for banks, design of financial support mechanisms)

Technical Cooperation (TC)

  • Capacity development
  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Development of a bankable project pipeline
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Awareness raising and outreach