Transformative Actions Program (TAP)

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Name of initiative Transformative Actions Program (TAP)
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Starting year 2015
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Secretariat ICLEI World Secretariat, Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7, 53113 Bonn, Germany, Tel. +49-228 / 97 62 99-00, e-mail:
Organisational structure The TAP is launched and managed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation ICLEI
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description The TAP is the result of an inclusive and cooperative effort by networks of local and subnational governments. It is launched and managed by ICLEI.

Designed as a 10-year program, the TAP aims to raise local and regional climate ambitions as well as to accelerate the implementation of climate actions in the crucial pre-2020 and post-2020 phases. Applications to the TAP2015 were accepted until 15 August 2015. The TAP called for two types of projects: “fast-track transformers” – projects ready for implementation, with an identified need for funding, a clear budget and management concept – and “post-2020 transformers” – projects which require assistance in earlier development stages (capacity building, technical know-how and strategy development, as well as funding). All projects will be visualized on the TAP Online Platform, which will be launched in October 2015, and up to 100 projects will be selected to receive particular TAP endorsement. Submitters of these selected projects will have the opportunity to present the project at the TAP2015 Pavilion at COP21. Embedded within the scope of the Local Government Climate Roadmap, the TAP will support and inform existing initiatives such as the Compact of Mayors and the Compact of States and Regions, as well as the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA).

Objectives TAP aims to improve access to existing capital flows to cities and regions, catalyze and accelerate additional capital flows and maximize investment in low-carbon and climate -resilient urban development and governance processes. The Program will work towards these goals by following two separate but interrelated missions:

1.TAP’s political mission: actively advocating for better and quicker access to larger amounts of climate finance for cities and regions. 2.TAP’s climate mission: assisting the pre-brokering between subnational authorities and financing bodies (where possible) and mobilizing cities and regions to design transformative and bankable climate actions.

Activities TAP is based on partnerships that connect the goals of diverse stakeholders into one coherent value chain for developing robust, transformative and bankable projects that will accelerate low-to-no emission and climate-resilient development. Since the first call announced in 2015, more than 20 TAP projects were successfully financed and implemented, while several others were connected to financial institutions and partners, receiving global attention at events. As of September 2019, the TAP pipeline has 44 projects with an identified investment’s need of 2.3 billion euro.
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Function of initiative Implementation, Funding
Activity of initiative Technical operational implementation (ex-post), Financing
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Participants Number Names
Members 14  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 12 C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (United Kingdom),  Cities Alliance (Belgium),  Covenant of Mayors in Sub Saharan Africa component III (USA)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH - GIZ (Germany),  European Investment Bank (Germany),  Global 100% RE Platform (Germany),  Global Fund for Cities Development - FMDV (Spain),  Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (Switzerland),  R20 - Regions of Climate Action (Switzerland),  Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (Switzerland),  UN Capital Development Fund - UNCDF (USA),  United Nations Human Settlements (Kenya).

National states 0
Governmental actors 1 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ (Germany)
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 1 UN-Habitat (Kenya)
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 8 January 2020 09:45:46

Not only have national states as participators