About the Future Fund
The Future Fund is a powerful source of climate funding, supporting subnational governments on their journey to reach net zero emissions by 2050, at the latest.
Each year, it relies on funding from contributing governments to support climate action in developing and emerging economy regions. It does this through directly funded capacity-building projects, peer learning and knowledge exchange secondments, and access to global climate events and forums in regional languages.
Supporting 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, due to a lack of resources these regions have traditionally struggled to join international climate networks, participate in meetings, develop mitigation capacities or share lessons learned. The Future Fund is working to change that.
Applications for our 2023 Future Fund cycle have now closed
If you have any questions please contact the Future Fund team.
2022: a five year celebration of the Future Fund
2022 marked the five year anniversary of the Future Fund.
It's achieved a lot since its launch in 2017.
Take a look at our highlights from the past five years.
Projects & secondments
- Chiapas, Mexico final report (2021) - Spanish
- Building capabilities for climate change policy in Guanajuato, Mexico (2021)
- Rondônia, Brazil final report (2020) - Portuguese
- Green Autonomous Communities pilot in Yucatán, Mexico (2021)
- Developing the MRV REDD+ System in West Kalimantan, Indonesia (2020)
- Capacity building and training in the installation of photovoltaic systems by means of a traveling school cart, São Paulo, Brazil (2020)
- Calculating the base scenario for GHG emissions in Colima, Mexico (2019)
- Developing a road map for the implementation of carbon tax in Sonora, Mexico (2019)
- Developing a road map for the implementation of carbon tax in Tabasco, Mexico (2019)
- Updating the GHG inventory in Colima, Mexico (2018)
- Developing a State Action Plan on Climate Change in West Bengal, India (2017)
- Developing a Carbon Management Plan in Yucatán, Mexico (2017)
- KwaZulu-Natal - Yucatán (2020)
- Western Cape - The Climate Group (2019)
- Nariño - Querétaro (Spanish) (2019)
- West Kalimantan - North Rhine-Westphalia (2019)
- Yucatán - British Colombia (2019)
- Kwa-Zulu Natal – Victoria (2018)
- São Paulo - Wales (2018)
- Gujarat - South Australia (2017)
- Western Cape – California (2017)
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.
The Future Fund was launched at COP22 in Marrakech, with founding contributions from Under2 Coalition governments.
Province of Alberta
Government of Navarra
Government of Ontario
Government of Québec
Government of South Australia