IKI Country Call Colombia 2024

Name of the entity
International Climate Initiative (IKI)
Type of Support Provider
Close Date
Climate Objective
Eligible to submit a proposal
Non-state actors (e.g., academic/research institutions, non-profits, etc.)
Private companies
Co-financing Requirement
Consortium Requirement
Funding Amount
EUR 25,000,000
Latin America and the Caribbean
Sectors and Themes
Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services
Call Summary
Within the country calls, the IKI collaboratively develops the key topics with the respective partner government, spanning from definition of the topics to project selection and implementation support.

In the first phase of the funding call, planned as an ideas competition, project ideas are sought in two key thematic priorities. The most promising outlines will be selected, developed and funded under each of the following thematic priority:

1. Roll-out of renewable energies and economic diversification for a just coal phase-out
• The IKI will promote energy transition in Colombia. The key components of the project ideas are on the decarbonisation of the energy sector and the diversification of the energy mix that is currently heavily reliant on fossil fuels.
• The IKI thus supports the country in achieving its climate action goals as committed on the international stage. In its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Colombia has committed to the mitigation of its greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent by 2030 compared to the business-as-usual scenario. The country has also announced that it is aiming at greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 via its long-term strategy (LTS).

2. Landscape-scale restoration as an economic and multifunctional nature-based solution for peace
• The IKI will additionally fund the restoration of functional landscapes and foster healthy ecosystems and thus contribute to long-term peace. The focus is on deforestation hotspots, strategic ecoregions and protected areas in the Colombian massif. The aim is to create resilient ecosystems that will provide vital resources and improve the quality of life for the local population, especially women and girls, Afro-Colombians, indigenous peoples and former militants. In addition, biodiversity-promoting economic systems and community-based preservation processes are to be developed to sustainably support Colombia's national climate and biodiversity targets.
• The Colombian government sees the restoration, conservation and sustainable utilisation of the ecosystems as a key to coping with the effects of climate change while promoting peace and stability.

The deadline for submitting project outlines for the ideas competition is 3 September 2024, 4 p.m. (CEST). One project per thematic priority will be selected. The funding volume provided by the IKI per project can range from 20 to 25 million EUR.
Eligibility Criteria
The call outlines eligibility and selection criteria using a table for funding requirements, duration and amount of funding, project funding, choice of partner country / countries, technical eligibility of the project concept, implementation context, project planning, target groups, sustainable and replicability of the project results, eligibility of implementing organizations, eligibility of the consortium, formal eligibility of the lead organization, and technical eligibility of the lead organization.

To view the full table and the detailed eligibility criteria, download the “IKI Country Call Colombia: Selection Criteria” document on the application call page.