Transformative action in the household energy sector [HHE-22-001]

  • Opening Date: 6 September 2022 
  • Closing Date: 26 October 2022 
  • Funding: The total amount available for this call is US$7 million to cater to the needs of each of the 7 CCAC Hub to implement their respective Engagement Strategy 
  • Project Duration: up to 2 years 


The CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector aims to reduce black carbon and methane emissions from cooking, heating, and lighting in low- and middle-income countries.  

This call for proposals is seeking projects that help drive transformative action in the sector and support achievement of the CCAC’s goals.  


Project proposals should develop, enable, or implement innovative solutions that will advance one or more goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector: 

Goal 1: By 2030, all CCAC State Partners have included household energy in their integrated air quality, climate, and health planning, and substantially increase sustained use of clean/modern fuels and technology, e.g. electricity, solar, ethanol, etc. 

Goal 2: By 2025, all CCAC State Partners will have taken steps to  

  • Develop, prioritize, and endorse strategies or plans for household energy consistent with their NDCs and related commitments to support global climate goals and national air quality standards 
  • Design and implement programs to increase awareness on harmful impacts from dirty household energy use, and the benefits of using clean and sustainable energy solutions 
  • Institutionalize monitoring and reporting systems to track progress 
  • Increase engagement from the private sector to scale new technology 
  • Increase financing from domestic resources and climate finance to implement emissions reductions 

In line with these goals, the CCAC Household Energy Hub has identified possible topics and areas of action to consider when responding to this call. Proposed solutions may include one or more of the following: 

  • Phase out kerosene fuel for lighting. Scale up the lessons learned in Lighting Africa to build a similar effort across Asia. Using best practices from the systematic ban on leaded gasoline, work to systematically remove subsidizes for kerosene and enact bans by 2030.  
  • Improve clean fuel mix to increase electricity and decrease charcoal and wood. Recognizing that the World Health Organization defines clean fuels for health results as solar, electric, biogas, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and alcohol fuels including ethanol, as well as environmental sustainability considerations, work to significantly increase the percentage of clean fuels for household energy use at the national and regional level by 2030. 

More information about these goals can be found in the Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector. 

Expected outcomes

Project proposals are required to demonstrate how they will contribute to catalysing emissions reductions in the sector, several countries, a region, or globally.  

Project proposals should have at least one clearly defined outcome, such as: 

  • Catalysed funding for solutions at scale 
  • Scalable and/or replicable regulatory and enforcement regimes (e.g., informed by model regulations) 
  • Commitments by big emitters to reduce emissions 
  • Adopted sectoral models and strategies for mitigation 
  • Global or regional roadmaps for the sector 
  • Public-private partnerships 
  • Etc. 


The CCAC is seeking the following characteristics in proposed projects: 

  • Ambition: evidence of the project’s potential to scale up short-lived climate pollutant reductions through transformative changes in the sector, a region, or several countries. 
  • Quality: a clear logic for the proposed outputs and activities and how they will achieve the expected outcomes 
  • Experience: evidence of the project team’s ability to deliver the proposed project and its expertise in the sector 
  • Value for money: the level of funding requested for project delivery in relation to the outcomes the project aims to achieve 
  • Alignment: how well the proposal contributes to achieving the goals of the CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector and 2030 Strategy. 

Co-creation and consortia between CCAC partners and members of CCAC Hubs is strongly encouraged. This will be facilitated through sessions on the margins of the Global Methane, Climate and Clean Air Forum to be held in Washington DC from 26-30 September 2022. 


Only not-for-profit organisations (NGOs, IGOs) and governments can apply. 


Project proposals should be submitted by email to secretariat [at] by 26 October 2022 using the Application form.  

We strongly encourage all applicants to contact the co-leads and other members of the CCAC Hubs early in the development of their project proposals to facilitate the co-creation process and ensure alignment with CCAC goals. 

Supporting documents: 


  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.