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Grant Opportunities: Call for Proposals: Transformative Action in the Household Energy Sector

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Deadline: 26-Oct-22

The Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is seeking proposals for its Transformative Action in the Household Energy Sector to reduce black carbon and methane emissions from cooking, heating, and lighting in low- and middle-income countries.

This call for proposals is seeking projects that help drive transformative action in the sector and support achievement of the CCAC’s goals.


Project proposals should develop, enable, or implement innovative solutions that will advance one or more goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector:

  • Goal 1: By 2030, all CCAC State Partners have included household energy in their integrated air quality, climate, and health planning, and substantially increase sustained use of clean/modern fuels and technology, e.g. electricity, solar, ethanol, etc.
  • Goal 2: By 2025, all CCAC State Partners will have taken steps to
    • Develop, prioritize, and endorse strategies or plans for household energy consistent with their NDCs and related commitments to support global climate goals and national air quality standards
    • Design and implement programs to increase awareness on harmful impacts from dirty household energy use, and the benefits of using clean and sustainable energy solutions
    • Institutionalize monitoring and reporting systems to track progress
    • Increase engagement from the private sector to scale new technology
    • Increase financing from domestic resources and climate finance to implement emissions reductions
  • In line with these goals, the CCAC Household Energy Hub has identified possible topics and areas of action to consider when responding to this call. Proposed solutions may include one or more of the following:
    • Phase out kerosene fuel for lighting. Scale up the lessons learned in Lighting Africa to build a similar effort across Asia. Using best practices from the systematic ban on leaded gasoline, work to systematically remove subsidizes for kerosene and enact bans by 2030.
    • Improve clean fuel mix to increase electricity and decrease charcoal and wood. Recognizing that the World Health Organization defines clean fuels for health results as solar, electric, biogas, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and alcohol fuels including ethanol, as well as environmental sustainability considerations, work to significantly increase the percentage of clean fuels for household energy use at the national and regional level by 2030.
Funding Information
  • Funding: The total amount available for this call is US$7 million to cater to the needs of each of the 7 CCAC Hub to implement their respective Engagement Strategy
  • Project Duration: up to 2 years
Expected Outcomes
  • Project proposals are required to demonstrate how they will contribute to catalysing emissions reductions in the sector, several countries, a region, or globally.
  • Project proposals should have at least one clearly defined outcome, such as:
    • Catalysed funding for solutions at scale
    • Scalable and/or replicable regulatory and enforcement regimes (e.g., informed by model regulations)
    • Commitments by big emitters to reduce emissions
    • Adopted sectoral models and strategies for mitigation
    • Global or regional roadmaps for the sector
    • Public-private partnerships
    • Etc.
Eligibility Criteria

Only not-for-profit organisations (NGOs, IGOs) and governments can apply.

For more information, visit https://www.ccacoalition.org/en/content/transformative-action-household-energy-sector-hhe-22-001

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