The newly created Global Ecosystem-based Adaptation fund (Global EbA Fund) has opened its first Call for Proposals. The Global EbA Fund aims to encourage catalytic initiatives to help overcome barriers for upscaling EbA. Through its International Climate Initiative (IKI), the Federal Environment Ministry of Germany has committed 20 million euros to the Fund. 

The Global EbA Fund will draw on and support the growing momentum behind nature-based solutions and EbA, creating synergies with other upscaling initiatives, including the Friends of EbA (FEBA), the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Global Adaptation Network (GAN), the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA; specifically, Action Track on Nature-Based Solutions), the Sustainable Development Goals and more.   
The Global EbA Fund grants should be complementary to the work of applicants and ideally add value to existing work by filling a gap in an existing project, enhancing the impact of an EbA investment, contributing to policy upscaling of EbA, and/or serving to develop a larger proposal to another funding mechanism.  

This first Call for Proposals will be contributions of $50,000 to $250,000 USD and will have no specified/prioritized regional or country focus. The maximum project duration is 36 months. UN agencies and IUCN offices are not currently eligible to apply for funding from the Global EbA Fund. 

Learn more and submit a proposal here