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Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Call for concept notes
At Torque Communities we aim to create opportunities for those with sustainable solutions through our network and funding partners. We have an open call for concept notes leading to funding for the most innovative ideas.

Sectors

Sustainable Cities: Energy
Sustainable Cities: Environment
Waste to Energy Solutions
Climate Mitigation
Industry-Academia Linkages
Enhancing the impact of Public Sector Spending

Examples of types of activities supported: Research, Education, Training, Capacity Building, Data Portals.

Regions: Middle-East, Africa, South Asia, Latin America

Instructions

The guidelines for submission can be found here. Please email your concept note as one attachment to info@torquecommunities.org with the subject line "Submission of Concept Note TC-11-2022" by the following timelines.

Timelines
First cycle: 10 December 2022
Second cycle: 10 March 2023
The evaluation process will take up to 3 weeks starting from the submission and successful applicants shall be notified of the next stage.





Learn About the SDGs

Following the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012, there was an international agreement to negotiate a new set of global sustainable development goals (SDGs) to guide the world after 2015. On 1st of January, 2016,the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit— officially came into force. SDGs have incorporated the three main dimensions of sustainable development; environmental, social, and economic. The new global development agenda aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies; create greater employment opportunities and tackle the growing environmental challenges of our time.
Download the official Goals, targets and indicators here.

Communities for a Sustainable Future

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 12, 2015. In the Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 the world leaders reaffirmed their commitment and reached a global agreement to combat the challenge of climate change. With international forums and organizations recognizing the phenomenon as a grave threat, the national governments now need to mold their development agendas, with a more focused approach on climate change.
The issue of anthropogenic climate change stems from the rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere and the various impacts it has on human life and the environment.
Learn More.

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Learn About Climate Action

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 12, 2015. In the Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 the world leaders reaffirmed their commitment and reached a global agreement to combat the challenge of climate change. With international forums and organizations recognizing the phenomenon as a grave threat, the national governments now need to mold their development agendas, with a more focused approach on climate change.
The issue of anthropogenic climate change stems from the rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere and the various impacts it has on human life and the environment. Learn More.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q What is Sustainable Development?
A: Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet.

Q What are the SDGs and why 17 Goals?
A: The United Nations conducted the biggest public consultation in its history to ask which issues should be included in the Goals. It was agreed that 17 Goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals, were needed in order to accommodate people’s views . That way the correct focus will be placed on the areas that are essential for creating a sustainable future for all.

Q Why are the Goals numbers and is the order significant?
A: The Goals begin with Goal 1 – No Poverty, to mark the continuation of the MDGs ambition to eliminate extreme poverty,. They end with Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals - to emphasise a continued commitment to work together in order to achieve progress for all. The order of the other goals does not signify any priority as all are critical and interdependent.