Cameroon – Develop a National SLCP Plan and National Methane Roadmap [CM-23-001]

  • Opening date: 12 April 2023 
  • Closing date: 23 May 2023 
  • Estimated budget: US$ 175,000 
  • Sector: National planning  


This project responds to a request made by the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection, and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) to develop a National Methane Roadmap for Cameroon. This project will develop a methane emissions mitigation assessment as a basis for identifying priority mitigation measures and support implementation. The project will contribute to the implementation of Cameroon’s updated NDC which highlights agriculture and waste as priority sectors for mitigation action. Cameroon is a recent partner of the CCAC, and more information is available on their Partner Page

At minimum, the project is expected to develop a National Short-lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Plan and a National Methane Roadmap.  The project will support Cameroon in identifying priority mitigation measures for SLCPs, including methane, and develop pathways for implementation. The project will contribute to the implementation of Cameroon’s NDC, which identified agriculture and waste as priority sectors for action.  

Guidance on the CCAC’s National Planning Methodology for reducing short-lived climate pollutants is available in the Resource Library

National SLCP Plan  

Cameroon is in the process of revising its Framework Law on the Environment. Integrating SLCPs into this revision has been identified as a priority area. To accomplish this, Cameroon has identified a need to establish robust emissions baselines from which emissions projections can be established in priority sectors and is seeking to develop SLCP mitigation measures and co-benefit assessments as a new approach to environmental action planning.  

This project will deliver a National SLCP plan to inform the revision of Cameroon’s Framework Law on the Environment, and a possible 2025-2030 National Climate Plan. It will also focus on technical and institutional capacity building to assess emissions, identify priority mitigation measures, and establish integrated SLCP and greenhouse gas emissions inventories with a focus on implementation. The results of the project will inform the revision of Cameroon’s NDC in 2025. 

National Methane Roadmap  

As a signatory to the Global Methane Pledge, Cameroon has made a voluntary commitment towards the objective of reducing global methane emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2020 levels. This project will deliver a National Methane Roadmap focused on the agriculture, waste, and fossil fuels sectors which includes implementation pathways for methane mitigation measures, a cost assessment for implementation, and a monitoring and evaluation framework for methane mitigation. This project will be done in parallel with the request to develop a National SLCP Plan.  

National Methane Roadmaps leverage emerging data and techniques to enhance emissions inventories, identify compelling abatement strategies, and define methane related policies, programs, and funding streams for implementation. As a Core Implementer of the Global Methane Pledge, the CCAC is supporting the development of methane roadmaps to assist countries in achieving methane emissions reductions this decade. 

Key Partners

Successful delivery of this project will require close coordination and engagement with the Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED), the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINHDU), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER), the Ministry of Transport (MINTRANSPORT), the Ministry of Water and Energy (MINEE), the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Animal Industries (MINEPI), the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development (MINDDEVEL), the National Climate Change Observatory (ONACC), the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), the Livestock Development Corporation (SODEPA), and the decentralized local authorities (collectivités territoriales)  (Mayors of the major cities of Cameroon).

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:

1. The Government of Cameroon endorses the National SLCP Plan by the end of the project. 

Indicator: Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures.

Output 1.1 National SLCP Plan for Cameroon which includes at a minimum: 

  • Integrated GHG and SLCP emissions inventory and emissions projections
  • Mitigation assessments
  • Quantification of co-benefit
  • Implementation pathways in priority SLCP sectors that include existing policies and plans 
  • Cost of implementation and sources of funding 
  • Summary for policy makers

2. The Government of Cameroon endorses the National Methane Roadmap by the end of the project.

Indicator: Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures. 

Output 2.1: A National Methane Roadmap developed in line with a modality agreed with the CCAC Secretariat. Implementers developing methane roadmaps should also participate in the CCAC’s Methane Roadmap Action Programme (M-RAP), which provides virtual workshops on where to find data, tools, and guidelines for analysis.

At a minimum, a National Methane Roadmap should include: 

  • A needs assessment which identifies gaps in existing commitments and policies for methane mitigation 
  • A mitigation assessment including priority mitigation measures, mitigation potential, and cost-benefit analysis of implementation in high-emitting sectors
  • An assessment of the institutional arrangements for implementation
  • A monitoring and evaluation framework for identified methane mitigation measures
  • Identified funding sources to support implementation of the measures.

3. The Government of Cameroon includes recommendations from the National Methane Roadmap and SLCP emissions reductions targets in their revised NDC by 2025. 

Indicator: Number of NDCs targeting SLCPs

Output 3.1 Recommendations to include SLCP emissions reductions measures and/or targets into existing climate and clean air plans, including Cameroon’s updated NDC in 2025.

4. The Government of Cameroon and other actors/groups of actors have increased capacity for SLCP planning and implementation. 

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

Output 4.1: Training to policy makers on SLCP emissions reductions, priority mitigation measures, and emissions modelling.

Application Process

Eligibility requirements

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

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.  

How to apply

Eligible applicants are invited to apply any time before 23 May 2023 using the Application Form and Excel Budget Form. Specific instructions on completing these forms are available in both documents. 

Applicants may choose to follow the cost range proposed above OR propose a different budget supported by a clear justification. However, applicants should note that cost efficiency will play a significant role in the selection process.

The completed Application Form and Excel Budget Form should be submitted to secretariat [at]

Evaluation criteria

  • Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:
  • Presents a clear plan to achieve the required outcomes during the lifetime of the project or soon after
  • Includes a plan or activities to enable the scaling up of, replication of, or sustained use of project results over time
  • Sets out a clear approach for enabling or contributing to SLCP emissions reductions and resulting co-benefits
  • Involves relevant stakeholders 
  • Approach is grounded in a strong understanding of relevant risks
  • Complements other relevant initiatives, funding mechanisms, and existing policy processes
  • Applicant demonstrates necessary capacity and experience to perform the work
  • A realistic, cost-effective, and clearly justified budget and approach is proposed
  • Project meets the minimum requirements for the OECD DAC gender equality marker Score 1

Selection Process

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.  
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application.
Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.

The selection process may take up to 6 months after the closing date of the call for proposals. Due to the high volume of requests, the CCAC will not respond to requests for updates or feedback during this time.