Call for proposals - Thematic Programme for Environment and sustainable management of natural resources, including energy EuropeAid/132763/C/ACT/Multi Closed!

Objectives

The principal objective of the Thematic Programme for Environment and sustainable management of natural resources, including energy (ENRTP) is to integrate environmental protection requirements into the Community's development and other external policies as well as to help promote the Community's environmental and energy policies abroad in the common interest of the Community and partner countries and regions.

This Call for Proposals concentrates on a limited range of themes identified under the multi-annual priorities: it focuses on some of the challenges associated with a) the role of forests in climate change mitigation, b) the rapidly degrading key ecosystems and c) the efforts to improve forest governance and combat illegal logging and associated trade.

The present call will focus on themes that fall under two Priority areas of the Thematic Strategy ENRTP referred to below:

  • ENRTP Priority 1: Climate change and sustainable energy
  • ENRTP Priority 2: Environment for development

Actions

ENRTP Priority 1 / Lot 1: Climate Change mitigation, in particular REDD: Tackling deforestation, forest degradation and the impacts on climate: REDD+ Actions.

The types of actions which are eligible under this lot are the following:

  • Actions that support partnerships between civil society and private sector that prevent or reduce deforestation and forest degradation in investments in large scale agricultural commodities.
  • Actions that promote independent monitoring by in-country civil society of REDD+ investments and the application of REDD+ safeguards, based on national best practice where this exists.
  • Actions that develop effective links in practice between national FLEGT and REDD+ processes, with regards to stakeholder processes, monitoring, improved governance and law enforcement as well as legal reforms.

ENRTP Priority 2 / Lot 2: Biodiversity

Type of actions eligible for financing include:

  • Developing legal, policy and institutional frameworks to enable sustainable financing of parks agencies.
  • Developing Public-Private-Partnerships or community-run management plans to ensure the long term financial stability of protected areas and green infrastructures.
  • Mobilizing private funding through innovative financial mechanisms by fostering biodiversity entrepreneurship and enabling biodiversity entrepreneurs to experiment, invest and expand creative economic activities such as Payment for Ecosystem Services, markets for green products, business-biodiversity partnerships, ecotourism and new forms of charity.
  • Developing Access and Benefit-Sharing Policy for Protected Areas to help managers maximise the potential gains from biodiversity research and prospecting.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 27,40 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 September 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/132763/C/ACT/Multi (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for External Relations

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