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$100,000 to $500,000

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Call for Proposals: Foster Methane Mitigation in the Agriculture Sector (Morocco)


The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is currently accepting proposals to foster methane mitigation in the agriculture sector.

This project responds to a request made by the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development of Morocco.

With Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) support, Morocco has completed its National SLCP Planning process and has identified priority SLCP mitigation measures, that were included in its revised NDC. As a Global Methane Pledge signatory, Morocco supports the voluntary commitment to reduce global methane emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2020 levels. In response to that endorsement, Morocco is now working on developing a methane roadmap and on assessing the methane capture and energy generation potential for 3 major landfills. It is planning to submit its revised NDC in 2025, which includes taking stock of existing analysis in key sectors such as agriculture.

At a minimum, this project will deliver an Action Plan to reduce methane from Morocco’s agriculture sector, including a detailed assessment of methane emissions, mitigation measures, and mitigation pathways with special emphasis on the meat and dairy sectors. It should also inform the SLCP mitigation measures and/or SLCP reduction targets in Morocco’s 2025 NDC update and prepare for the UNEP/CCAC GCF methane mitigation programme that is expected to start implementation in 2025. Morocco has expressed interest to be part of this GCF programme and has participated in discussions on the scope.

Funding Information
  • Estimated project cost: US$ 240,000 - US$ 300,000.

Expected Results
  • Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved. Applicants can determine the scope of outputs if not specified. The project is expected to deliver at a minimum:

    • The Government of Morocco endorses mitigation measures and Action Plan to reduce methane from the agriculture sector by project completion or shortly after.

      • Indicator: Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures formally adopted, endorsed and/or implemented.

      • Output 1.1: Action Plan to reduce methane mitigation from the agriculture sector that includes at a minimum:

        • Updated national emissions inventory for the agriculture sector with special emphasis on the dairy (i.e. bovine, caprine, ovine) and meat sectors (i.e. bovine, ovine, poultry, caprine)

        • Analysis of SLCP emissions along whole value chain of dairy and meat sectors

        • Review and mapping of current and planned laws, policies, regulations, and projects

        • SLCP mitigation potential from the agriculture sector with special emphasis on the dairy and meat sectors

        • SLCP mitigation options including mitigation potential of new technologies

        • Cost of implementation and sources of funding

        • Co-benefits assessment on health, food security and economy

    • The Government of Morocco integrates SLCP reduction targets and/or mitigation measures for the agriculture sector in its 2025 NDC update and other relevant plans and strategies by project completion or soon after.

      • Indicator: Number of NDCs targeting SLCPs.

      • Output 2.1: Recommendations to integrate SLCP reduction targets and/or mitigation measures for the agriculture sector in the next NDC update and other relevant plans and strategies and to enhance MRV Framework.

    • The Government of Morocco has increased capacity for methane emissions inventory development through updated and improved methane emission estimates for the agriculture sector that can be fed into future UNFCCC reporting including MRV frameworks, BUR etc.

      • Indicator: Number of government entities with a demonstrated improved capacity for SLCP action.

      • Output 3.1: A capacity building workshop to support the development of a Tier 2 agriculture GHG emission inventory, applying IPCC Tier 2 methods and associated guidelines and tools.

    • The Government of Morocco identifies funding sources for adopting and upscaling new practices to reduce methane emissions from the dairy and meat sectors by the end of the project or soon after.

      • Indicator: Amount of external funding (“catalysed funding”) for SLCP actions.

      • Output 4.1: Technical and financial assessments of mitigation practices from the livestock, agricultural waste, food waste sectors.

      • Output 4.2: Project design documents for at least 2 mitigation practices.

      • Output 4.3: Lessons learned and experiences from implementing practice/technology and plans for upscaling (such as identified funding sources, implementation cost estimates, funding proposal, plan to integrate into national budget, engagement with ministry of finance/planning).

Eligibility :
  • To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:

    • Complete and submitted before the deadline

    • Submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity. Governments are not eligible to apply directly for funding in this call.

    • Requested funding is within the estimated budget amount, or includes a clear justification for additional expenses

    • Project duration is less than 24 months

    • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected.

  • Please note that entities will be required to provide the last three (3) audited financial statements to be considered for CCAC funding. These statements may be provided along with the application for funding or at the request of the CCAC Secretariat during the evaluation process.

  • For-profit entities may only participate in the project as stakeholders, co-funders, or end users. Applicants are encouraged to include for-profit entities in the development of the project proposal and/or during project implementation if their ownership of the proposed solution is key to the project’s success. 

Post Date: November 16, 2023

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