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What is UK PACT?

UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) is a £60m flagship programme under the UK’s 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 programme will run from 2018 to 2022 and 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 emissions 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 is delivered through three key mechanisms:

  1. Country Programmes: support to innovative capacity-building projects in partner countries, which deliver activities in line with country context and demand from government stakeholders.
  2. Green Recovery Challenge Fund: support to innovative capacity building projects in a wider range of ODA-eligible countries to promote emissions reductions and low carbon solutions.
  3. Skill-shares and Secondments: provision of short-term peer-to-peer skill shares with country counterparts and long-term secondments into key institutions.
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How is UK PACT funded and managed?

UK PACT is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the UK’s International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. In 2020, BEIS procured three delivery partners to lead the delivery of each component of the programme:

  • Palladium International Limited is leading delivery of the Country Programmes.
  • ICF Consulting Services Limited is leading delivery of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund.
  • PA Consulting Services Limited is leading delivery of the Skill-shares and Secondments.

Where does UK PACT work?

UK PACT is working globally in partnership with countries with high emission reduction potential to support them to implement and increase their ambitions for tackling climate change.

Under the Country Programmes component of the programme UK PACT is currently working in China, Colombia, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa.

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is working in other ODA-eligible countries across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

Skill-Shares and Secondments can be delivered across both UK PACT partner countries under the Country Programmes, and other countries covered by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

In which sectors does UK PACT work?

UK PACT is a demand-led programme and the sectors in which it works vary according to the specific needs, priorities and opportunities in each country of operation. Priority sectors of greatest emissions reduction potential and where UK PACT can provide the most relevant capacity building support have been identified through an exercise of stakeholder consultations and demand scoping with key beneficiaries in each partner country under the Country Programmes and with key stakeholder groups to inform the focus of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund windows. These cover a wide range of sectors critical for achieving carbon emissions reductions, including green finance, energy, mobility, forests and land use, sustainable livelihoods and climate policy.

Who is eligible to apply for UK PACT funding?

Applications for funding under the Country Programmes and Green Recovery Challenge Fund are open to international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations, research institutes, think tanks, consultancies and private sector companies, professional associations or similar organisations that have the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver capacity building projects relating to identified priority sectors.

It is also possible to register as an individual on the expert roster for UK PACT’s Skill-Shares and Secondments. Roster members will be required to have a high level of technical expertise within their field(s) and a track record of relevant experience. We are interested in people from a range of professions, including, but not limited to, policy makers, financial experts, lawyers, programme managers, engineers, academics, and consultants.

What activities can be undertaken under UK PACT?

UK PACT is a technical assistance, capacity-building programme. Technical assistance activities are aimed at building the capacities, capabilities and knowledge of identified beneficiaries in ways that address partner country needs for a successful and fast transition to a low-carbon inclusive growth model.

The key types of outputs of technical assistance that have been identified as most likely to deliver impact as part of UK PACT are:

  • Skills of beneficiaries and stakeholders being developed
  • Recommendations, tools, and practices being developed and shared
  • New or existing knowledge products being created and/or disseminated
  • Partnerships and networks of beneficiaries and wider stakeholders being established

However, these outputs are not exhaustive and applicants for funding are free to include others that they will deliver as part of their projects within their proposals. Where additional or alternative outputs are proposed, applicants must however be able to demonstrate how these align with capacity, capability, and knowledge building objectives, and how they are likely to lead to increased action on emissions reductions.

How can I apply for funding under UK PACT?

Information on current funding opportunities under the Country Programmes and Green Recovery Challenge Fund and how to apply can be found on the application portal of our website at: www.ukpact.co.uk/apply-now

How can I register on the expert roster for UK PACT’s Skill-Shares and Secondments?

You can find more information on how to register to join the expert roster for UK PACT’s Skill-shares and Secondments on the application portal of our website at: www.ukpact.co.uk/apply-now