Transformative action in the waste sector [WST-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 Waste Sector aims to reduce methane emissions to a level consistent with a 1.5°C pathway by 2030 and to eliminate the open burning of waste, at the household and municipal scale. 

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 Waste Sector: 

  • Goal 1: By 2030 all CCAC countries have reduced methane from the waste sector to a level consistent with a 1.5°C pathway and have reflected this goal in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and other planning and strategy documents. 
  • Goal 2: Prevent and eliminate the open burning of waste at all scales – households to city-wide.  

In line with these goals, the CCAC Engagement for the Waste Sector 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: 

  • Scale-up organic waste separation: Increase capacity at the sub-national, national, and regional levels by providing technical assistance and projects to develop markets and partnerships for compost and other products (e.g., food waste for animal feed, black soldier fly technology, biogas, etc).   
  • Ban open burning of waste: Promote a circular economy that prioritises reuse, recycling, and recovery to strengthen local manufacturing, create jobs, and reduce SLCPs to achieve ambitious national and regional targets (e.g., several countries include preventing of open burning of waste in their NDCs).  

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. 

Project characteristics

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 Waste 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. 

Applicant eligibility requirements

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

How to 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.