The City Climate Finance Gap Fund

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Name of the entity
The City Climate Finance Gap Fund
Type of Support Provider
Close Date
Climate Objective
Eligible to submit a proposal
Accredited entities
Co-financing Requirement
Consortium Requirement
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and North Africa
North America
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sectors and Themes
Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services
Call Summary
The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (or “Gap Fund”) aims to help cities in low- and middle-income countries transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient pathways in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Gap Fund provides a range of technical assistance and capacity building to support climate-smart planning and investment in cities in developing and emerging countries.
Eligibility Criteria
1. Eligible countries — The Expression of Interest must come from developing and emerging countries identified in the ODA-OECD DAC list

2. Climate action potential — The Expression of Interest must aim to make an ambitious contribution to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions to meet the 1.5˚ Celsius goal identified in the Paris Agreement and/or adaptation to climate change. Applicants must commit to carrying out an estimation of the proposal’s climate change mitigation or adaptation potential or working with Gap Fund experts to estimate it.

3. Applicant/Ownership — The applicant must be a city or local government official or a third party that submits the proposal officially on behalf of the city or local government.

4. Urban dimension — The project must be situated in an urban area or functionally linked to one. Proposals presented by public or private developers with clear linkages to sub-national governments will be eligible, so long as a proposal’s urban dimension is clear and local political ownership is verified.

5. Stage — Gap Fund activities can provide support to cities either in strategic planning or up to the pre-feasibility stages of a project, namely: Climate strategy development/enabling environment; Project definition/concept; Pre-feasibility