Call for Proposals – Climate-Smart Infrastructure Projects
Deadline: August 31, 2021
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) invites grant proposals for project preparation activities, including feasibility studies, technical assistance, and pilot projects, that support resilient infrastructure development and decarbonization goals in Thailand. USTDA will prioritize projects in the energy and transportation sectors with strong potential to incorporate U.S. technology and services. Please visit USTDA’s website for more information: https://ustda.gov/ustda-special-initiative/global-climate-partnership/
This call for proposals is part of the Agency’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure, which leverages USTDA’s project preparation and partnership-building tools to catalyze finance for net-zero transition and to promote the use of U.S. technologies and services in overseas infrastructure projects. The energy and transportation sectors are among the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Energy for electricity and heat production (the burning of coal, natural gas and oil) is the largest sector driving emissions, representing approximately 25 percent of global GHG emissions. Transportation activity (fossil fuels burned for road, rail, air and marine transportation) also accounts for approximately 15 percent of global GHG emissions. By focusing on resilient and low-carbon infrastructure solutions in the energy and transportation sectors, this initiative will help to accelerate the adoption of transformational technologies and best practices that reduce carbon intensity and support resiliency to climate change.