G-STIC CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME
Over €3 million in subsidies allocated to 12 projects providing climate-impact solutions in developing countries
In 2021, the Government of Flanders launched the G-STIC Climate Action Programme to support developing countries in the fight against climate change. By providing financial support to projects for climate change adaptation and mitigation, the G-STIC Climate Action Programme aims to strengthen developing countries' implementation of climate policies, strategies, regulations and action plans.
The first call, which closed on 30 September 2021, resulted in 65 project proposals. In November 2021, these proposals were evaluated by an independent jury under the coordination of the Flemish Department of Environment & Spatial Development. In December 2021, they confirmed their selection of 12 projects to each receive a share of €3,017,724 in subsidies.
The G-STIC Climate Action Programme provides subsidies for dissemination & capacity building projects and demonstration projects. In order to be eligible for financial support from the G-STIC Climate Action Programme, projects must be aimed at supporting actions in developing countries which strive to develop or implement measures to adapt to the effects of climate change (adaptation) and/or limit climate change by addressing the causes (mitigation), in line with the OECD DAC Rio Markers for Climate Handbook. Projects must focus on one or more themes which have a large impact on climate-related matters, namely Energy, Water & Sanitation, Environmental Policy, Biodiversity, Education & Research and Agriculture.