Opening Date: 8 June 2022
Closing Date: 30 June 2022
Estimated project cost: US$ 125,000 – 175,000



The aim of this project is to provide Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment and Energy with technical assistance building on the CCAC’s previous projects (see note below).

Expected project outcomes

Through the proposed outputs and activities, the project should achieve the following by its completion: 

Outcome Indicator Target

1. Costa Rica’s government endorses the national SLCP plan

Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures formally adopted, endorsed, and/or implemented 1

2. Costa Rica’s government endorses the methane roadmap

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


Minimum required outputs

The project should deliver at a minimum: 

  • A national short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) plan that includes an SLCP emissions inventory, emissions projections, mitigation assessments, quantification of benefits, and implementation pathways, that takes into consideration other plans implemented in the country. This would build on the SLCP roadmap.   
  • A methane roadmap that follows a methodology agreed with the CCAC Secretariat. 
  • Recommendations to improve the national methane inventory, identification of methane mitigation pathways and assessment of the costs of implementation of the mitigation pathways. 
  • A monitoring and evaluation framework for methane mitigation.  

Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved.  

Eligibility requirements

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

How to apply

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 before 30 June 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

Evaluation 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 by 22 July 2022 and to respond to follow-up questions about their application. 
  • Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the final decision regarding their proposal by 31 August 2022. Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.


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


Mitigation pathway

  • Refers to mitigation pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. As per IPCC, the assessed pathways describe integrated, quantitative evolutions of all emissions over the 21st century associated with global energy and land use and the economy. This also includes setting of mitigation targets compared to a reference baseline scenario.

Implementation pathway

  • Refers to the identification of concrete actions for mitigation priorities 

Methane roadmap

Should be in line with a modality agreed with the CCAC Secretariat. At minimum, a “methane roadmap” must: 

  • Identify methane mitigation pathways. 
  • Assess the cost of implementation. 
  • Assess the institutional arrangements for implementation. 
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the methane mitigation pathways. 

It may also include:

  • Improvements to the national methane inventory 
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