Wednesday, 11 July 2012

European Commission Call for Proposals: Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

The European Commission under the Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy (ENRTP) has issued this call for proposals to support civil society efforts in developing countries to address environmental and natural management issues.
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
ENRTP Priority 1 / Lot 1: Climate Change mitigation, in particular REDD
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+ safeguards8, 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.
ENRTP Priority 2 / Lot 3 Forest Governance and FLEGT
Type of actions eligible for financing:
  • Implementation of the EU FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade) Action Plan.
The deadline to submit applications is 25 September 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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