The Country Programmes will provide over £27.75m of grant funding in 2020 and 2021 to support innovative projects and capacity building in line with partner countries' priorities.
The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has partnered with Palladium International to deliver the Country Programmes under the UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) programme funded through the UK's International Climate Finance portfolio.
The UK PACT Country Programmes work in partnership with countries that strive to overcome barriers and constraints to clean growth and have high emission reduction potential. This component of UK PACT therefore enables countries to pursue greater climate ambition by responding directly to partner governments’ priority areas.
The Country Programmes provide grants for capacity-building projects in priority areas, which are delivered by selected implementing partners (e.g. NGOs, businesses, academia etc.). Priority areas for projects are based on the country context and demand identified by relevant government parties prior to funding rounds.
The first phase of the UK PACT Country Programmes was launched in 2018 and has supported 34 projects across China, Colombia, and Mexico. The second phase launched in 2020, with Country Programmes extended to Malaysia and South Africa and the award of 58 projects in the first half of 2021. We have recently launched new Country Programmes partnerships in Kenya and Indonesia.
China has the opportunity to play a critical and fundamental role in tackling climate change, through its influence and approach domestically, regionally and globally.
UK PACT has partnered with Colombia, a country with a strong commitment to international and domestic action on climate change and sustainable growth.
Indonesia has great potential for a low-carbon transition in the urban transport sector and UK PACT is proud to support progress on this.
The UK and Kenya have committed to work together to accelerate action on climate change while creating green jobs, and UK PACT is key to delivering this partnership.
Malaysia has seen significant shifts in the climate governance landscape over the last few years and UK PACT is proud to be a partner in further accelerating strategic climate action.
UK PACT has partnered with Mexico, a country with a rich history of commitment to climate action and deep history of alliance with the UK
UK PACT is partnering with Nigeria to support the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and deliver ambitious action on climate mitigation.
UK PACT has partnered with South Africa to support action on just transition pathways and a low carbon economic recovery.
The current Country Programmes call for proposals launched in July 2020.
Applications for the China, Colombia, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa Country Programmes are now closed. Projects
will be chosen through an open call to prospective applicants following two stages: 1) Expression of Interest (EOI)
to outline how a proposed project responds to the call; and 2) a request for detailed proposals for those
shortlisted at the EOI stage.
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