In line with the European Green Deal agenda and the Paris Agreement, the EU aims at supporting Southern Neighbourhood cities in their energy and climate transition, in particular through the implementation of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs).
This Climate for Cities’ Call for Proposals builds directly on the achievements of CES-MED and Clima-MED projects, by supporting and accelerating the funding of SECAPs and similar initiatives aimed at increasing climate resilience and sustainable use of natural resources at local level.
The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to sustainable human development by promoting a transition towards greener and climate-resilient cities in the Southern Neighbourhood, in line with countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement, and making optimum use of climate finance instruments.
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
- To improve citizen’s quality of life through the implementation of resource-efficient and low carbon initiatives, with multiplier effects at local level and good replicability potential
- To improve national and local authorities’ capacity to design innovative frameworks and partnerships for the development, implementation and financing of successful climate action at local level (that are both scalable and replicable).