The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is calling for activities for selection under
Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate-Friendly Investment
The period for submitting applications will be open from 12 April to 31 May
12 April, Christiana Figueres was joined by Tom Kerr from the World Economic Forum to host a
live Twitter chat to discuss the role of climate-friendly finance. You can read the storified
version of the chat here
Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate-friendly Investment
Trailer from M4C on Vimeo.
Developing countries are forecast to represent over 60% of global GDP by 2030. However, given
growing environmental and resource challenges such as climate change and water security, the
imperative for shifting development onto a resource-efficient growth pathway is increasingly clear.
Governments can use strategically targeted public monies and policies to address the risks faced by
private investors, resulting in a significant increase in private capital flows for climate-friendly
Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate-friendly Investment recognizes successful financial
innovations for adaptation and climate mitigation. It showcases lighthouse activities which
represent successful financing mechanisms and approaches to support climate change adaption and
Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate-friendly Investment is implemented in partnership with the
World Economic Forum.
The Momentum for Change
Advisory Panel will select a small number of lighthouse activities to be recognized during the
United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland from
11–22 November 2013.
The Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate-friendly Investment pillar lighthouse activities will
be assessed and chosen against the following criteria:
Applications will be judged on the basis of the form submitted, the Momentum for Change team may
contact the applicant should further information be sought.
- The activity must address climate change mitigation or adaptation, with a focus on clean energy,
transport, agriculture or other green growth areas with a longer term goal of achieving low-carbon
- The activity is leveraging significant amounts of private finance relative to the public funds
- The activity helps to address some of the market barriers and failures that have been identified
in the country;
- The activity implies a strong collaboration between the public and private sector, with
particular emphasis on collaborations;
- The activity is scalable, replicable, aims to achieve transformational change and demonstrates
elements of innovation;
- The activity must have been implemented, or is in the course of implementation;
- The activity must deliver verifiable social and environmental benefits to an identified
community, which has been appropriately engaged in the development of the activity;
- The activity must not be registered or have intentions to register as a CDM or JI activity for
the next 2 years.
Press here to apply to Momentum for
Change: Financing for Climate-Friendly Investment
Before you submit your application, please ensure the following:
If you would like more information about the application process and Momentum for Change, please
visit our Frequently Asked
Questions section. Should you have further enquiries, do not hesitate to contact the Momentum for
Change team at email@example.com.
You have the authority to make an application on behalf of the activity;
You have registered your interest by creating a log-in account;
All activities that are considered to have met the selection criteria will be included in the
Momentum for Change website. The information entered into the application form by the registered
applicant, will comprise the basis for the entry, including a link to the activity’s own
website. By submitting your activity to the call, you will provide it with a chance to become a part
of a growing catalogue of climate change mitigation and adaptation activities serving to inspire and
keep people abreast of the change already occurring around the world.