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Appraisal Phase

The stage of the Project Proposal development that follows the Project Outline selection phase and precedes the submission of Project Proposals. From the 4th Call onwards, this stage is called Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP).

Ambition Initiative Calls

The Ambition Initiative Call (launched in 2020) and the Ambition Initiative – Round Two (launched in 2021) under the former NAMA Facility featured several new characteristics that distinguished them from previous Calls (1st-7th), targeting an even higher level of ambition in mitigation projects to achieve transformation towards carbon-neutrality and to allow countries to build back greener as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The new characteristics included: – Focus on enhanced and ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as an eligibility criterium; – focus on projects targeting sectors explicitly included in the enhanced NDCs; – emphasis on the role of global cooperation in climate change mitigation, in particular on cooperation with the NDC Partnership (NDCP); – the requirement to ensure contribution to existing national efforts for green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic; – strengthened emphasis on innovation in the context of raised NDC ambition and consideration of applications for projects that require a small sized pilot for novel technologies before moving into a larger scale project (the focus on novel technologies was optional for projects); increased upper funding volume of EUR 25 million per project; disbursement of additional budget for highly successful projects; and possibility for commercial organisations to serve as Applicants/Applicant Support Partners (ASPs) and implementation organisations (former NSOs).


In the initial Project Concept and Outline Phases, national ministries or legal entities may function as Applicants, i.e. submit a Project Concept and, upon selection, an Outline to the Mitigation Action Facility. Legal entities must comply with capacity requirements as stipulated in the General Information Document (GID) and receive sufficient endorsement by the national government institutions relevant for the implementation of the project. In case that the Project Concept or Outline is submitted by a national ministry, a legal entity should be identified as an Applicant Support Partner. Upon selection of the Outline for the Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP), the legal entity (as Applicant/Applicant Support Partner) will then function as a contracting partner for DPP. During DPP, the designated implementation organisation(s) (former NSOs) shall be nominated to be responsible for the technical and financial cooperation (TC and FC) components of the project, if / when it is approved for Implementation. The implementation organisation submits the Project Proposal having been endorsed by the national government.

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