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Climate Action Implementation Facility
Description/achievement of initiative

The Climate Action Implementation Facility is a joint initiative of SOLUTIONS and SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN partners, building on international activities in the areas of sustainable urban development, energy, mobility and climate change mitigation. This partnership focuses on closing the implementation gap between applied research and policy action to foster sustainable development around the world. The CAIF develops implementation-ready concepts bringing together local demand, technical expertise and policy advice with financing institutions.

Implementation methodologies

The partnership currently works in two major projects:1. SOLUTIONS: Supporting the uptake of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions). with 27 partner organisations in 19 countries focusing on the implementation of sustainable transport measures in Europe, Asia, North Africa and Latin America. SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN: Sustain and enhance cooperation on sustainable development between Europe and Southeast Asia

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Through the urban mobility and climate action networks will continue to provide capacity building opportunities in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Updates to initiatives
Goal 7
7.1 - By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
7.3 - By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
7.a - By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology
Goal 9
9.1 - Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
Goal 11
11.1 - By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
11.2 - By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
11.3 - By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.5 - By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
11.6 - By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
Goal 13
13.1 - Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
13.2 - Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Urban Mobility SOLUTIONS Network
Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI)
EU-ASEAN Sustainability Research Network
Staff / Technical expertise
Network of 41 organisations in the area of climate action and sustainable urban development

This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Basic information
Time-frame: 05/2013 - 12/2020
Contact information
Oliver Lah, Coordinator,
United Nations