Momentum for Change: Areas of Focus
- Momentum for Change: Urban Poor recognizes activities that address climate change and improve the lives
of the urban poor in developing countries, implemented with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Momentum for Change: Women for Results recognizes the critical leadership and participation of women in
addressing climate change, implemented with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation.
- Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate-Friendly Investment recognizes successful financial
innovations for adaptation and climate mitigation, implemented in partnership with the World Economic Forum.
Recognizing concrete action on the ground
Momentum for Change holds calls for applications on an annual basis. Prospective activities must already be
demonstrating results in mitigating or adapting to climate change and have a scalable, replicable,
transformative and innovative component.
Each year, the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel selects a small number of activities to become Lighthouse
Activities. These activities are recognized during the United Nations Climate Change Conferences.
All applications that meet the criteria will be presented in the Momentum for Change activity database.