Call for proposals open: low-carbon cities and transport projects in Indonesia

23 Sep 2021

We are pleased to announce a new extension of the UK’s Global Future Cities Programme in collaboration with the Indonesia-UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) programme.

From today, we will welcome proposals for projects in the low-carbon cities and transport priority areas identified for Indonesia. The deadline for applications is on 4 November 2021 at 18.00 Western Indonesia Time/ 11.00 GMT.

Indonesia-UK PACT is seeking proposals from eligible organisations to develop innovative projects that will focus on delivering these objectives:

  • Supporting Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation to build an evidence base and staging scenarios for the transition to low-carbon urban transport
  • Supporting selected subnational governments in integrating climate solutions into urban mobility masterplans or in developing low-carbon transport projects
  • Supporting the increased integration of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) considerations into transport policies, regulation, and planning processes at either national or sub-national level

The sustainable transport sector plays a significant role in promoting Indonesia’s low-carbon growth. All selected projects will provide capacity building in the low-carbon transport sector with the aim of reducing carbon emissions, increasing liveability of cities and creating new jobs.

Welcoming today’s launch, His Excellency British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Owen Jenkins, said:

"Indonesia and the UK are strategic partners in combatting global climate change. In 2018, the transportation sector contributed 28% of energy-related emissions in Indonesia. We welcome the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to cut emissions from this sector whilst also maintaining economic growth. The UK is committed to supporting these ambitions through various programmes, working together with the Government of Indonesia. This call for proposals seeks to expand the work of the UK’s Global Future Cities Programme and will be powered by Indonesia-UK PACT. We are seeking projects that directly respond to demand from the Government of Indonesia in the low-carbon cities and transport sector.

Successful projects will receive grants ranging from £100,000 to £1,000,000 per year per project for up to 3 years.

Read more about the current call for proposals in Indonesia on our Indonesia-UK PACT web page and Guidance and Templates page.

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UK PACT is currently also scoping areas for collaboration in the energy efficiency and carbon pricing sectors. We will share more information in due course.

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About the Global Future Cities programme

The Global Future Cities Programme (GFCP) aims to carry out targeted interventions to encourage sustainable urban development and increase prosperity whilst alleviating high levels of urban poverty. The programme builds upon a coherent series of targeted interventions in 19 cities across 10 countries, to support and encourage the adoption of a more sustainable approach to urban development. The proposed interventions aim to challenge urban sprawl and slum developments, promoting more dense, connected and inclusive cities that in combination contribute to prosperity.


About the UK PACT programme

UK PACT is funded by the UK Government’s Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the UK’s International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. The programme works in partnership with Official Development Assistance (ODA)-eligible countries with high emissions reduction potential. It aims to support them to implement and increase their ambitions for Green-House Gas (GHG) reductions in line with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the long-term goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit dangerous climate change. In Indonesia, UK PACT will work to strengthen existing UK-Indonesia climate mitigation efforts, as well as exploring new areas for low-carbon development and clean growth. Read more about our project portfolio on our website.