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UK's International Climate Fund to invest for technical assistance in Mexico

The International Climate Fund (ICF) in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has allocated up to £2 million for technical assistance activities in Mexico through an open and competitive call for proposals.


GOV.UK 13 Jul 2018, 03:13 AM Mexico, United Kingdom
UK's International Climate Fund to invest for technical assistance in Mexico
  • The BEIS ICF technical assistance programme aims to Contribute to the reduction of the country’s emissions. (Image Credit: Reuters)

The International Climate Fund (ICF) in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has allocated up to £2 million for technical assistance activities in Mexico through an open and competitive call for proposals.

The BEIS ICF technical assistance programme aims to Contribute to the reduction of the country's emissions by improving the capacity and capability of key institutions (national, sub-national and non-state) and Support demand-led technical assistance that prioritises implementation and helps raise climate ambition, by addressing barriers, constraints and areas of opportunity at different levels of government based on the country's political and economic context and sectorial priorities.

The programme has five themes:

a) Local level implementation that translates Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets into actions at the state and municipal level

b) Coordination across different levels of government and non-state actors remains a challenge and needs to be strengthened

c) Increase transparency through development and implementation of functional MRV systems and standardisation of disclosure practices

d) Capacity building and developing technical capabilities for effective policy implementation and enforcement in key areas at different levels of government

e) Innovative approaches to overcome systemic barriers, constraints and develop markets that accelerate the mobilisation of private sector capital at scale

Call for proposals (C4P)

BEIS ICF has allocated up to £2 million for technical assistance activities in Mexico through an open, competitive call for proposals. Funds are available for projects of up to one year in length.

This C4P request implementation partners to submit concept bids for the following project types:

  1. Year 1 projects. Year 1 projects should aim to deliver a series of activities between November 2018 and November 2019

  2. Skill share projects. Skill share projects should aim to facilitate skill-sharing between Mexican, UK or international experts (public and private) to share technical knowledge and embed good practice in an identified policy area of specific need. Skill-sharing could range from short-term deployments, thematic conferences and long-term secondments depending on need

  3. Early transition activity projects. Early transition activity projects will be delivered between October 2018 and March 2019 and shall aim to support the new administration's transition period

Projects funded though this bidding round must:

  • relate to one or more of the five themes of the call for proposals

  • require funding of between £25,000 - £500,000 (indicative), for up to one year length of activity from the point of contracting, based on the project types described in the ICF Mexico Call for Proposals Strategy and Guidelines

  • be compatible with Official Development Assistance (ODA) criteria

  • facilitate the exchange of policy and commercial expertise. Good proposals will demonstrate substantial collaboration and involvement on implementation between Mexican and UK and/or international partners

  • demonstrate that host relevant actors have been consulted and are supportive of the project