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Innovative Models Promoting Adaptation and Climate Technologies (IMPACT) Business Award: Call for Submissions
Application deadline: 1 November 2011
13 October 2011

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges BMZ and GIZ as the source of this information


The Award

The IMPACT (Innovative Models Promoting Adaptation and Climate Technologies) Business Award rewards enterprises that apply innovative business solutions in combating Climate Change. The IMPACT Business Award implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will make a total of up to five International Awards available in 2011.

Benefits of the Award
  • A monetary prize of 5,000 Euro.
  • Opportunities to present your work to influential representatives from business and industry at the International Business Forum 2012 ceremony and conference.
  • National and international publicity, through the work of the GIZ Award team and the existing GIZ distribution channels.
  • Membership in the International Business Forum network, where leading practitioners and intellectual leaders from the business and government sector exchange their views.
  • A case study publication about your Award-winning business.
Who can apply for the Award?
  • Businesses, business associations, NGOs, community-based organizations, think tanks, research institutions and public sector organizations are all eligible.
  • The application can be for a product or service that has been proven on the market.
  • The business must operate in a country with a developing or emerging economy.
Focus Areas

The IMPACT Business Award seeks to showcase outstanding business models. The business models should be related to the following issues:
  • Innovative products, services or technologies for climate protection or adaptation to climate change
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation by micro, small and medium enterprises or large scale industries
  • Adaptation to climate change in micro, small and medium enterprises or large scale industries
  • Community-based mitigation measures to prevent climate change in land use, forest management and water resource management
  • Community-based adaptation to climate change in land use, forest management and water resource management
The deadline for the 2011 applications is 1 November 2011, 23:59 Central European Time (CET). Click here to apply online or download the application form here.

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