ICLEI invites applications for new Transformative Actions Program

ICLEI is pleased to invite applications from all local governments for the new Transformative Actions Program (TAP), which was launched on 5 May 2015.

The TAP is a 10-year program to showcase the potential of local climate action. An inclusive and cooperative effort by networks of local and subnational governments, it seeks to improve access to existing capital flows to cities and regions; catalyze and accelerate additional capital flows; and maximize investment in low-carbon and climate-resilient urban development and governance processes.

The TAP will collect and present ambitious, cross-cutting, multi-sectorial, inclusive and innovative mitigation and/or adaptation actions led by local and subnational governments. It will focus especially on those projects and action plans that have the potential to discernibly contribute to the international pre- and post-2020 climate regime.

The TAP will be officially launched at the UN Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21/CMP11) to be held in Paris-Le Bourget, France on 30 November-11 December 2015.

Four action pillars make up the TAP:

  1. TAP Project Pipeline: The TAP Project Pipeline is a collection of up to 100 TAP projects and action plans selected every year, and presented at the annual UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP), starting at the COP21 in Paris-Le Bourget from 30 November to 11 December 2015.
  2. Online Transformative Actions Platform: Building on the existing framework developed by the major local and subnational climate action reporting platforms, the Transformative Action Platform will act as a central depository of TAP projects and action plans and as a global facilitation platform.
  3. Transformative Actions Pavilion at COP21: To enhance visibility and credibility of Transformative Actions, every year at the UNFCCC COP, the TAP will offer local and subnational entities a physical space – called the TAP Pavilion – where they can present their TAP projects and action plans and engage with potential funding and/or capacitation partners.
  4. TAP Advocacy for Accelerated Climate Action: Continuing with climate advocacy in the scope of the Local Government Climate Roadmap, in support of momentum created by the Compact of Mayors, and in close collaboration with the allies and Friends of Cities in the climate negotiations, the Transformative Actions Program aims to accelerate positive climate advocacy at the local, national, and international levels.

To apply for the TAP, please click here. The final deadline for applications is 15 August 2015.

For more information, please visit the website here or download the content pack here.

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