The Scottish Government’s 2019 Climate Justice Innovation Fund (CJIF) is now open for applications with a closing date of Friday 9 August 2019 at noon.
Climate justice is based on a simple and powerful message: the people facing the most disadvantage in society, both at home and overseas are the first to be affected by climate change, yet these same people have done little or nothing to cause the problem.
The negative impact of climate change is felt the most by those who are already exposed to challenges because of geography, poverty, gender, age, indigenous or minority status, and disability. The concept of climate justice, which links human rights and development, provides a new and progressive policy platform for a sustainable climate agenda.
The Climate Justice Innovation Fund (CJIF) is open to any Scotland-based organisation, working in partnership with in-country partner(s), to support the delivery of climate justice-related projects which field test the feasibility of new methods, technologies or approaches in tackling climate change, or trial new innovations on the path to scale.
While the Scottish Government supports other funding opportunities for international projects addressing climate change or promoting environmental protection, this CJIF has a clear focus on innovation.
CJIF projects should be delivered in one or more of the Scottish Government’s International Development sub-Saharan partner countries (Malawi, Zambia or Rwanda) and must also support the project country’s own development priorities as well as the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice and International Development aims.
Projects can apply for up to £125,000 over 16 months for projects beginning on 1 December 2019 and completing on or before 31 March 2021.
Please refer to the information and criteria documents available here for more information.
An information day will be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 June 2019; to register for this event, please click here.