About UK PACT

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UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) is a £60m flagship programme under the International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. It is part of the UK’s £5.8bn commitment to International Climate Finance by 2021 to tackle climate change. The three-year programme (2018-2022) is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

UK PACT works with partner countries, supporting them to accelerate their clean growth transitions.

The programme supports countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) to implement and increase their ambitions for carbon emission reductions in line with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the long-term goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit dangerous climate change.

UK PACT responds directly to demand identified by partner governments by providing grants to implementing partners (such as NGOs, businesses and academia). Grantees are selected for their potential to deliver capacity-building support to address governments’ identified needs in a range of areas such as forests, clean energy and energy efficiency, and sustainable transport.

The programme meets the demand for high quality skills and expertise aligned with UK leadership and experience.

How UK PACT delivers impact

UK PACT’s five guiding principles ensure the success of its three delivery components: Country Programmes, Skills-Shares and Secondments and the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The programme creates opportunities for synergies, knowledge sharing and learning between projects.

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Country Programmes

support innovative capacity-building projects in partner countries as identified by country context and demand from government stakeholders.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund

supports innovative capacity building projects in a wider range of ODA-eligible countries to promote emissions reductions and low carbon solutions.

Skill-Shares and Secondments

provide both short-term peer-to-peer skill shares with country counterparts and long-term secondments into key institutions.

How can UK PACT support partner countries?

UK PACT’s goal is to alleviate poverty by working with partner countries to accelerate climate change mitigation by:

  • supporting them to improve the capacity and capability of key institutions (public, private, and civil society)
  • addressing barriers and constraints to clean growth
  • pursuing opportunities for greater climate ambition

UK PACT is demand-driven and provides support in:

  • Policy technical assistance
  • Capacity development
  • Skills development

How is UK PACT delivered?

UK PACT’s delivery model has three components:

Country Programmes: delivered by Palladium International Limited, support innovative projects in China, Colombia, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa. Projects provide capacity building in partner countries’ priority sectors as identified by country context and government demand.

Skill-Shares and Secondments: delivered by PA Consulting Services Limited, provide short-term peer-to-peer skill shares with country counterparts and long-term secondments into key institutions.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund: delivered by ICF Consulting Services Limited, provides support for innovative capacity building projects in a wider range of ODA-eligible countries to promote emissions reductions and low carbon solutions.