About the Organization
Implemented by IUCN and UNEP, with funding from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), the Global EbA Fund is a funding mechanism for catalytic, innovative, and inclusive projects that aim to create an enabling environment for the implementation of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems to the impacts of climate change.
With the focus on EbA, a nature-based solution that harnesses biodiversity and ecosystem services to reduce vulnerability and build resilience of human communities to climate change, the Fund is strategically positioned to connect and contribute to the delivery of global agendas on the Climate Change – Biodiversity nexus.
The Fund contributes to the achievement of The Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda launched at COP27 and employs a transformative approach to climate change adaptation in line with the guidance of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability, and specifically addresses Target 8 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.
About the Grant
The Global EbA Fund is a catalytic funding mechanism that supports projects that aim to create enabling environments for the uptake and mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change.
All proposed projects requesting funding must clearly contribute to one of the Global EbA Fund Strategic Objectives as well as fall under a maximum of two of the three action pillars.
Projects must not focus primarily on field implementation in the scope of the proposal. Field interventions are allowed if clearly justified.
Overall, while the Fund’s strategic objectives define the overarching aim and direction for the projects – the “What” – the action pillars focus on “How” these can be reached within the scope of the Fund.
Our Strategic Objectives & Action Pillars:
The Global EbA Fund prioritises filling in resources and knowledge gaps with the broad thematic focus on innovation and urgency, thus encouraging creative solutions and partnerships among funding applicants and the wider EbA and climate change adaptation community.
The Fund has three strategic objectives and three action pillars. While the Fund’s strategic objectives represent the overall aim and direction of the projects, also known as the “What”, the three action pillars focus on “How” these can be reached within the scope of the Fund.
As the focus of the Fund is to create enabling environment for EbA, the Action Pillars have been introduced to concretise what is meant by enabling environment.
All proposed projects requesting funding must clearly contribute to one of the Global EbA Fund Strategic Objectives as well as fall under a maximum of two of the Action Pillars.
How to Apply
The Global EbA Fund has launched its first pilot application programme that is entirely online. All applications under the 6th cohort with the cut-off date set for 15 September 2023 will be submitted through this platform. This process applies to both general and thematic funding tracks. Application documents remain the same as before and are structured into three sections in the online platform.
We strongly advise you to prepare your application offline ahead of time and transfer your information onto the portal when your application is ready. Register and explore the online platform here.
- Section I: Eligibility Screening
- Section II: Due Diligence and Financial Capacity Questionnaire
- Section III: Application Form
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