G-STIC CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME: €15,88 MILLION SUBSIDIES

Submit your project concept by 13:00 CEST, 2 June 2022

Is implementing and upscaling climate solutions in developing countries something you’ve been working on? Do you have a project that aims to strengthen the implementation of climate policies, strategies, regulations and action plans in developing countries?

The Government of Flanders is providing €15,88 million in subsidies for the second project call of the G-STIC Climate Action Programme in 2022. These subsidies are meant for both demonstration projects as well as dissemination and capacity building projects implemented by Flemish organisations in developing countries.

The project concept call phase of the G-STIC Climate Action Programme will take place from 18 May to 2 June 2022. You can submit your concept proposal by 13:00 CEST on 2 June 2022. The submitted concepts will be screened and the applicants will be given feedback. This can then be taken into account in the further development of the project. This step is not mandatory. Download template >

Project objectives

To be eligible for financial support in the G-STIC Climate Action Programme, projects must directly and explicitly aim at supporting adaptation and/or mitigation actions in developing countries.

Adaptation projects

Projects that aim at reducing the vulnerability of human or natural systems to both existing and expected climate change impacts by preserving or strengthening resilience through increased ability to adapt to shocks and variability, better absorption of the stresses caused by climate change and/or limiting exposure to it.

Mitigation projects

Projects that contribute to stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, to a level that avoids dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system by promoting efforts to either reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions or enhance greenhouse gas storage.

Focusing on 7 sectors with a high impact on climate change

Projects must focus on areas where climate-related solutions can be expected to have maximal impact, preferably in one or more of the following seven sectors.

Agriculture

Agriculture

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Education & Research

Education & Research

Energy

Energy

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Transport

Transport

Water & Sanitation

Water & Sanitation

Focusing on 7 sectors with a high impact on climate change

Projects must focus on areas where climate-related solutions can be expected to have maximal impact, preferably in one or more of the following seven sectors.

Agriculture

Agriculture

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Education & Research

Education & Research

Energy

Energy

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Transport

Transport

Water & Sanitation

Water & Sanitation

Project types

Dissemination and/or capacity building projects

Dissemination projects focus on the dissemination and/or roll out of research and/or policy results. Capacity building projects focus on strengthening knowledge, skills and/or resources. Projects can also combine these dissemination and capacity building aspects. The maximum subsidy awarded to any individual project is €250,000 (not exceeding 85% of the total project cost).

Demonstration projects

Demonstration projects focus on the demonstration and/or upscaling of market-ready innovative solutions. The maximum subsidy awarded to any individual project is €2,500,000 (not exceeding 60% of the total project cost).

Submission deadlines

Registration project proposal no later than 26 August 2022 (13:00 CEST)

All project proposals must be registered by 13:00 CEST on 26 August 2022 via the project website of the G-STIC Climate Action Programme.

Submission full project proposal no later than 9 September 2022 (13:00 CEST)

A full project proposal includes a fully and correctly completed submission template, project budget, logical framework and any relevant attachments. Full project proposals can be submitted from 1 July 2022 and must be received by 13:00 CEST on 9 September 2022 via the project website of the G-STIC Climate Action Programme.

The full proposals will be evaluated by an independent jury under the coordination of the Flemish Department of Environment & Spatial Development in September/October 2022.

The approved projects will be announced by the end of December 2022 and can start in January 2023.

Be inspired by the approved projects from the Project Call 2021

The first call of the G-STIC Climate Action Programme resulted in 65 project proposals. These were evaluated by an independent jury under the coordination of the Flemish Department of Environment & Spatial Development. Twelve projects were approved in 2021 with a total project budget of €4,563,297 (€3,017,724 subsidy).

Be inspired by the approved projects from the Project Call 2021

The first call of the G-STIC Climate Action Programme resulted in 65 project proposals. These were evaluated by an independent jury under the coordination of the Flemish Department of Environment & Spatial Development. Twelve projects were approved in 2021 with a total project budget of €4,563,297 (€3,017,724 subsidy).

Empowering high-impact user services by optimising clean energy grids

Agriculture Education & Research Energy

Kericho Circular Water

Water & Sanitation

Capacity building of faculty staff, students and youth for urban climate resilience: Ayodhya implementation

Education & Research

Niamey Climate Forest

Agriculture Biodiversity Energy Water & Sanitation

Optimised approaches to assess and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from river basins

Education & Research Environmental policy Water & Sanitation

Promoting wastewater for irrigation as a sustainable climate adaptation measure (PERISCOPE)

Agriculture Education & Research Environmental policy Water & Sanitation

Mozambique Energy Sector Support in the wider NDC Support Center framework

Education & Research Energy Environmental policy

Extracting energy from rivers and lakes in a sustainable way

Education & Research Energy Environmental policy

Climate adaptation and mitigation for Uganda’s rice sector

Agriculture

Improved potential in climate change adaptation and mitigation by smallholder potato farmers in Uganda

Agriculture

Community-led land restoration and agroforestry resulting in Plan Vivo carbon certification in Chibabava

Agriculture Biodiversity

COCO2 – More coffee and less CO2

Agriculture Environmental policy

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