About the Climate Finance Bulletin

A platform of Open Calls for Proposals

Climate financing is a complex and diverse field, with information about available resources often dispersed across many different online platforms. Short-term calls for proposals can become buried on financiers' websites and not reach potential applicants until after the call has expired. The NDC Partnership, through its large network of development partners, is well placed to promote access to these calls.

In the effort to support our member countries and implementing partners in better understanding and accessing climate finance, the NDC Partnership developed the Climate Finance Bulletin, a consolidated, up-to-date platform for finding open calls.

What is the Climate Finance Bulletin?

The Climate Finance Bulletin is a searchable repository of open, time-bound climate funding opportunities (typically calls for proposals) for countries and other implementing partners. The bulletin serves as a platform for connecting countries and institutions seeking funding opportunities with institutional, development and philanthropic partners who have posted or will post open calls for proposals for climate funding opportunities.

What type of funds are included in the Climate Finance Bulletin?

The climate finance opportunities highlighted in the Bulletin can range in value from in-kind support up to USD 1 million. The Bulletin allows users seeking funding to view and search among open short-term funding opportunities on a single platform, and it will help funders reach a wider audience of potential applicants.

Inclusion criteria include:
  • Call must be open to applications or opening soon and provide support ranging from in-kind support to funding up to USD 1 Million.
  • Climate finance relevance: provide funding, financial or in-kind support for one or several of the following:
    • Developing enabling environments, building/enhancing institutional and stakeholder capacity, and monitoring and reporting (e.g., readiness support).
    • Project/pipeline identification, scoping, and preparation (e.g., Project Preparation Facilities).
    • Project or program implementation, including catalyzing additional funds (e.g., loans, guarantees, private sector, and philanthropic funding).
    • Aligning with other thematic priorities such as gender, poverty alleviation, nature-based solutions, among others.
    • Complying with UNFCCC (i.e., Paris Agreement) provisions or decisions (e.g., Article 6, Enhanced Transparency Framework, Loss and Damage).
  • Accessible by public entities and stakeholders at the regional, national, or sub-national level, non-profit or community-level organizations, or private sector entities.
  • Provided by a government, multilateral organization, non-governmental organization or private sector entity, including philanthropic organizations, in strict alignment with the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
  • Currently active or providing ongoing support for at least one recipient.
Exclusion criteria include:
  • Funds focused on development priorities without an articulated connection to climate action (i.e., change mitigation, adaptation, or resilience).
  • Funds focused solely on developed countries with no clear entry point for developing countries' governments and stakeholders.
  • Funds where the resources originate or are directly linked to non-climate action-compatible activities/industries (e.g., oil and gas, extractive industries, etc.).
  • Funds focused on climate-related research without a clear relation to NDC implementation of climate action.
  • Funds phasing out.

To request that an open fund be included in the Bulletin, please fill in the form here. Submissions will be reviewed by the Support Unit and added if they meet the eligibility criteria listed above.

To learn more about the terminology and filters used in the Climate Finance Bulletin, see our Metadata and Definitions page.