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Global competition seeks public-private partnerships with innovative sustainability projects

By State of Green, 30 Nov 2018

P4G funds start-up and scale-up partnerships.

P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030), a new initiative to advance partnerships among governments, businesses and civil society, has opened their 2019 global call for applications to identify public-private partnerships pursuing innovative, game-changing sustainability projects in developing countries that would benefit from funding and facilitation support.

Partnerships can apply for either start-up funding of up to US $100,000 or scale-up funding up to US $1 million. To qualify, partnerships must have projects in one of P4G’s five core areas:

  • food and agriculture
  • water
  • energy
  • cities
  • the circular economy

Partnerships can submit their applications online from November 30, 2018 through February 15, 2019.

-Related news: Successful P4G summit wraps up with the release of the Copenhagen Commitment

In 2018, P4G selected 24 partnerships to receive funding and facilitation support. Collectively, P4G awarded US $5.4 million in funding to these partnerships. These include partnerships working to advance electric bus deployment in Latin America, eliminate plastic and packaging waste in ecommerce deliveries in China, increase renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, reduce food loss and waste in Indonesia, and expand clean energy investments in developing countries.

P4G is funded by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands. P4G Partner countries include: Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam.

Partner organizations include: C40 Cities, the Global Green Growth Institute, the World Economic Forum and the World Resources Institute, which hosts the P4G Global Hub.

-Related news: 26 partnerships in the running for P4G funding

To learn more about the application process and P4G partnership guidelines, visit the P4G website.

What is a P4G partnership?

P4G’s 2018 scale-up partnership video

P4G Contact: Kate Danielsen: kate.danielsen@p4gpartnerships.org

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