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NDC Support Facility | Update

NDC Support Facility | Update

As always, but particularly during such trying and uncertain times, we at K-CEP hope that you and your organization remain safe, healthy, and intact.

We released an update back in April regarding the extension of our NDC Support Facility for Efficient, Climate-Friendly Cooling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent delay to COP26.

At the end of last month, it was announced that COP26 has been rescheduled to convene November 1-12, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. As such, we are happy to be able to share with you the details of the revised timeline and process for K-CEP’s NDC Support Facility:

Round One | 2020

As mentioned in our previous update, we are proceeding under the assumption that countries are still required to submit their enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by year-end 2020. With this in mind, proposals for NDC Support Facility funding are due by 11:59pm EDT on September 4, 2020. Successful applicants will then be announced in mid-November 2020, with funding being contingent on the submission of an enhanced NDC (or another official public document) that details new cooling ambitions.

Round Two | 2021

Due to the possibility that some countries may face ongoing disruption as Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, their NDC submission may be delayed until 2021. Because of this, a second round of applications for 2021 may be announced before the end of 2020 to encourage and support increased ambition.

Round-two funding is contingent on the quality of applications submitted and the amount of funds distributed in round one. We will continue to fundraise to increase the pool of funds available for the second round, but we reserve the right to allocate all funds during the first round in 2020 if the initial proposals are ambitious and of a high quality.

It is also worth highlighting that if we receive a large number of high-quality proposals in round one, such that the existing funding (up to US$ 12 million) is not enough, we will use this as an opportunity to raise more funds.

Updated Scoring Criteria

We have also taken this opportunity to update the Facility’s scoring criteria to better reflect the different types of proposals that we expect to receive, with slight changes being made to the ‘Impact’ criterion. A detailed overview of the revised scoring can be found in the Facility’s RFP.

We want to once again, thank those who have taken the time to prepare their proposals, and to encourage interested parties to please apply. Despite the delay to COP26, there has been no delay to the climate crisis. It is paramount for parties to accelerate their climate ambition and we want to highlight that enhanced commitment to efficient, climate-friendly cooling is a significant climate mitigation strategy.

If you have any questions regarding the NDC Support Facility, please email

Published June 9, 2020