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New call for proposals to the Climate-KIC programme LoCaL: Low Carbon City Lab

LoCaL, Low Carbon City Lab, is one of the so-called "flagship" programmes of Climate-KIC and the door is now opening for new projects to enter. Start with submitting a short expression of interest with deadlines 4 April and 9 May.
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LoCaL, Low Carbon City Lab, is one of the so-called "flagship” programmes of Climate-KIC and the door is now opening for new projects to enter. LoCaL aims to unlock climate finance for cities and to provide investors with bankable projects to invest in.

With a total budget of 600k€, LoCaL is looking for 5-7 new proof of concept projects to be developed between June and December 2016.

More information about LoCaL can be found here.

Submission and deadlines

Proposal submission takes place in a two-step process. The first step is to submit a short, 1-2 pages, expression of interest and this can be done in two rounds with deadlines 4 April and 9 May, repectively. If the expressin of interest recieves a positive evaluation, a full proposal can be submitted until 6 June. For further information and instructions, please contact victor.gancel [at] climate-kic.org

Thematic focus areas

  1. Assess: to help cities and project developers with assessment of greenhouse gas emissions
  2. Plan: to incorporate climate goals into urban mitigation planning; to help cities and project developers to find bankable mitigation projects
  3. Invest: development of financial mechanisms and instruments, e.g. green bonds
  4. Evaluate: monitoring and evaluation tools for cities and project developers

You can find examples of current LoCaL projects at http://local.climate-kic.org/project-list/

More information

Here is a webinar presentation of LoCaL and the call for proposals (open pdf).

There is also an audio recording of the webinar available here (open link). If you would like to take part of the audio recording, please register with your own name and email.

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