Future Fund

Empowering developing and emerging economy regions to accelerate climate action

The Future Fund empowers subnational governments to accelerate the shift towards a world of under 2°C of warming, through strategic funding that supports climate activities in developing and emerging economy regions.

The role of developing and emerging economy regions is fundamental to make a difference to the world’s climate system. Not only can these regions contribute to a decarbonized world, but implementing mitigation measures can carry significant and much-needed health and socioeconomic benefits to local populations.

However, these regions have traditionally struggled to find resources to join international climate networks, participate in meetings, develop mitigation capacities or share lessons learned due to various resource constraints.

The Future Fund was launched at COP22 in Marrakech, with founding contributions from the governments of Alberta, Ontario, Québec, Scotland, South Australia and Wales, to support these regions to play their part in the response to climate change. 

    In 2019, the third Future Fund Progress Report was published. It showcases three peer-learning secondments and one knowledge building project to support Under2 Coalition members to strengthen their response to climate change and develop stronger mitigation capacities.

    The Fund also supported more than 20 governments to make their voice heard at the Global Climate Action Summit and the Under2 Coalition General Assembly.

    The Future Fund supports emerging and developing economy regions by providing the following opportunities:

    • Engaging in Under2 Coalition activities through capacity building: We aim to provide support on developing 2050 pathways, implementing innovative policy solutions and establishing robust inventories through direct funding to selected regions.  
    • Participating in international negotiations through active engagement and network expansion: We work on recruitment and active engagement with governments from developing and emerging economy regions to commit to the Under2 Coalition’s goals and participate in our programs and events.  
    • Fostering knowledge exchange: We aim to encourage peer-to-peer learning through secondments between developing and developed regions on relevant climate policies and actions.

    Applications are now closed and will reopen in 2020. 

    Future Fund

    For more information or to donate, please contact:
    Nehmat Kaur, Head of Government Relations, The Climate Group
    +44 (0) 207 960 2970
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