Colombia - Deliver a national roadmap to reduce SLCPs from open burning [CO-22-001]

by CCAC - 28 July, 2023


This project responds to the request by Colombia’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and Ministry of Agriculture for services to develop a national roadmap for reducing SLCPs from open burning from the agro-forestry sector, including stubble and pastureland burning and use of fire to clear fallow lands, but excluding prescribed burns on wildlands that includes intentional burning from the agriculture and forestry sector. 

This request will support Colombia to develop a national roadmap that includes alternatives to reducing open burning of various residues including from rice, maize, potato, livestock, sugar cane, cacao, banana, coffee, and oil palm. The roadmap should provide recommendations on the circularity and valorisation of crop residues. This request will support Colombia in meeting its NDC commitments. The results of Colombia’s revised NDC modelling scenarios for black carbon and methane will serve as a technical basis for this work. This request will also build on the recommendations proposed by a CCAC supported consultancy on alternatives to agricultural open burning of sugar cane, rice, and maize residues.


  • The government endorses the national roadmap to reduce SLCPs from open burning 


The project should deliver at a minimum:   

  • An SLCP mitigation assessment (with a focus on black carbon) for the agro-forestry sector, including an assessment of the institutional arrangements, and the policy and regulatory environment 
  • An assessment of costs associated with the implementation of mitigation measures 
  • A roadmap for implementing alternatives that reduce the open burning of rice, maize, potato, livestock, sugar cane, cacao, banana, coffee, and oil palm residues 
  • A report with recommendations on the circularity and valorisation of crop residues 
  • A monitoring and evaluation framework for black carbon mitigation 


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

  • Are complete and submitted before the deadline 
  • Are submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity 
  • Requested funding falls within the indicated cost range and the project duration is less than 24 months 
  • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected 


Eligible applicants are invited to apply before the deadline by downloading the Application Form.  

It is recommended that applicants review the Guidance for Applicants prior to completing the Application Form.  

The completed Application Form should be submitted to secretariat [at] (secretariat[at]ccacoalition[dot]org) before 19 October 2022.

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Quality: the clarity of the proposed outputs and activities and the extent to which they will deliver the expected outcomes
  • Experience: evidence of the project team’s understanding of the national planning process and short-lived climate pollutants, and their ability to deliver the proposed project
  • Value for money: the level of funding requested for project delivery
  • Alignment: how well the proposal demonstrates its contribution to the CCAC 2030 Strategy and National Planning, Policy, and Implementation Engagement Strategy


  1. A preliminary review of proposals submitted by the deadline will be conducted by members of the CCAC Secretariat, Funding Task Team and Board, in consultation with relevant CCAC Partners.  
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application. 
  3. Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.
  4. Projects are expected to be launched in 2023. 


More information regarding Colombia’s involvement as a CCAC Partner is available on their Partner Page.


Estimated project cost
USD 75,000