Future Fund

Empowering subnational governments to accelerate the shift towards a world of under 2°C of warming.

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About the initative

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 decarbonised 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.

Read our latest Future Fund Progress Report


The Future Fund was launched at COP22 in Marrakech, with founding contributions from Under2 Coalition governments. 

Province of Alberta

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Government of Ontario

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Government of Québec

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Scottish Government

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Government of South Australia

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Welsh Government

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Future Fund 2020

Future Fund applications are now open for the 2020 cycle.

To apply, please fill out the application form (English / Spanish) and budget template by November 22 and send to futurefundproposals@theclimategroup.org.

For any questions, or to receive the application form and budget template via email, please contact mcrowe@theclimategroup.org.

Funding priorities


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.

For more information, contact

Nehmat Kaur, Head of Government Relations, the Climate Group