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Submit Applications for Pilot Demonstrations under GMS CCESP

Submit Applications for Pilot Demonstrations under GMS CCESP

Deadline: 1-Jun-23

The GMS Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Program (CCESP) is accepting applications for pilot demonstrations relating to four of its six priority themes.

  • Climate and disaster resilience
    • Gender-responsive community resilience projects Rural communities in the GMS are on the frontline of climate change and most vulnerable to losses and damages, and many communities lack the resources and capacity to deal with the adverse impacts of climate change. These are manifested largely at the local level which require resilience solutions at the community level that are tailored to the local context.
    • Climate resilience builds the capability to cope with and adapt to specific climate and disaster risks and vulnerabilities that brings transformational changes to the lives, livelihoods, and well-being of the vulnerable.
    • At least twelve (12) demonstrations are expected to be funded under this theme.
  • Low-carbon transitions
    • Mitigation measures are influencing the fundamental structures of countries and people as they require long and lasting paradigm shifts within reduction, capture, utilizing, and storing of carbon. Theme 2 is focusing on demonstration projects within low-carbon agriculture and green freight.
    • In the first and second calls for proposals they received a number of quality proposals for low-carbon agriculture. They are still open for proponents with innovative project concepts to submit an application for a demonstration project within low-carbon agriculture.
    • At least three (3) demonstrations are expected to be funded under this theme.
  • Transboundary climate-smart landscapes
    • ADB defines climate-smart landscapes as landscapes that operate on the principles of integrated landscape management, while explicitly incorporating adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation into their management objectives. Two examples of climate-smart landscapes management that have been implemented worldwide are REDD+ scheme and community-based forest management (CBFM).
    • Innovative demonstration proposals in transboundary landscapes (such as Cardamom Mountains, Central Annamites, Eastern Plains Dry Forest, Mekong Headwaters, Sino-Viet Nam Karst, Tenasserim Mountains, Triborder Forest) will be prioritized.
    • At least three (3) demonstrations are expected to be funded under this theme.
  • Digital technology for climate actions and environmental sustainability
    • Blockchain-enabled climate action monitoring
      • They want to provide the user with the necessary knowledge and encourage the consumer to take climate action, by using the functionality of blockchain for recording, storing, and transacting climate action activities.
    • Artificial intelligence enabled pollution monitoring
      • By utilizing AI combined with other tools, they can provide better tracking of pollution at a town, city, or regional scale, and enhance the livability of cities.
    • Drone-enabled sustainable forest management
      • By using drones, it is possible to monitor and manage the region’s forests and boost biodiversity. Furthermore, this will also reduce workforce requirements and risk while providing access to rugged terrain.
    • Mobile phone-based early warning system
      • The consequence of climate change is seen through the increasingly extreme natural hazards. Therefore, proposals showcasing innovative early warning systems using mobile phones that can detect and notify citizens of natural disaster events and aid in rescue and recovery operations, will be acknowledged.
    • At least four (4) demonstrations are expected to be funded under this theme – at least one for each of the four topics highlighted.
  • Financing low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure and technology
    • They are looking for demonstration projects on innovative climate financing instruments and disaster risk financing instruments. Potential demonstration projects could include improving financial mechanisms for the natural resources and environment sector (e.g., nature-based solutions and climate-smart agriculture), or financing for decarbonization of the transportation and energy sectors (e.g., demonstration on the use of emissions trading mechanisms and carbon credits).
    • They invite proposals of innovative fin-tech solutions aiming at reaching people and companies that might not yet have access to such financial services. Ideas with a strong possibility for scaling up, or replication in other countries are preferable.
    • At least two (2) demonstrations are expected to be funded under this theme – at least one for each of the two topics highlighted.
Funding Information
  • Community-based resilience demonstration projects (theme 1) will be eligible for funding up to $40,000. Themes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 demonstrations will be eligible for funding of up to $100,000.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The call for proposals is directed at GMS countries including Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The proposals can be developed and submitted by any of the following entities:
    • Working Group on Environment (WGE) coordinators and relevant government departments and agencies.
    • Development partners.
    • Civil society organizations, national or international government organizations, and community-based organizations.
    • Private sector.
    • Academia and research institutes.

For more information, visit Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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