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The United Nations - Momentum for Change

Posted by BHARTI on July 3, 2013 at 6:30 AM

The United Nations

Climate Change secretariat

is calling foractivities for selection

under Momentum for Change: Urban Poor

Last date- 5 July2013

Location- Includes India

 Although urban centres are often ill-prepared to meet the basic needs ofrapidly expanding populations, the urban poor are incredibly resourceful populations, with their own networks and the proven capacity to save and investin the betterment of their communities. Climate change creates a stimulus foradaptation and mitigation action to improve and transform some of the mostvulnerable urban communities today.

Momentum for Change: Urban Poor celebrates activities which address climatechange and improve livelihoods and living conditions in urban areas of developingcountries and is implemented with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Momentum for Change Advisory Panel will select a small numberof lighthouse activities to be recognized during the United Nations ClimateChange Conference in Warsaw, Poland from 11–22 November 2013.

The Momentum for Change: Urban Poor lighthouse activities will demonstratemeasurable impact on the ground and the potential for replicability andscaleability at the local, national and international levels. They will beassessed and chosen against the following selection criteria:

The activity must address climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country, while improving the lives of the urban poor (see attachment for eligible countries); (230 kB) The activity must have been implemented, or is in the course of implementation; The activity must be scalable and/or replicable; The activity must demonstrate innovation and potential for long-term transformation change; The activity must be the result of an innovative partnership, which aims to achieve scalable, long-term results; The activity must deliver verifiable social and environmental benefits to an identified community, which has been appropriately engaged in the activity development processes; The activity must not be registered or have intentions to register as a CDM or JI activity for the next 2 years. Applications will be judged on the basis of the form submitted; the Momentumfor Change team may contact the applicant should further information be sought.

Press here to apply toMomentum for Change: Urban Poor

Application checklist

Before you submit your application, please ensure the following:

You have the authority to make an application on behalf of the activity; You have registered your interest by creating a log-in account; You have read and understood the criteria and the terms of application (214 kB) . If youwould like more information about the application process and Momentum forChange, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section. Should you have furtherenquiries, do not hesitate to contact the Momentum for Change team at

All activities that are considered to have met the selection criteria will beincluded in the Momentum for Change website. The information entered into theapplication form by the registered applicant, will comprise the basis for theentry, including a link to the activity’s own website. By submitting youractivity to the call, you will provide it with a chance to become a part of agrowing catalogue of climate change mitigation and adaptation activitiesserving to inspire and keep people abreast of the change already occurring around the world.

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