Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Key facts

Programme Operator:
Ministry of Environment - Estonia
Programme ID:
Programme Donors
Date of approval:
Total amount:
EEA Grants fund:

Currently available funding

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Programme Summary


Climate change mitigated and vulnerability to climate change reduced

Programme summary

This Annex sets out the operational rules for the programme. The programme agreement is based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the EEA Financial Mechanism (EEA FM) for Estonia (EE), the concept note, and comments made by the FMC. Commitments, statements and guarantees, explicit as well as implicit, made in the concept note, are binding for the National Focal Point and the Programme Operator unless otherwise explicitly stipulated in the annexes to this programme agreement.

The Programme Operator is the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Estonia. Certain tasks of the Programme Operator may be delegated to the Foundation Environmental Investments Centre (EIC), however this does not in any way reduce or restrict the responsibility of the Programme Operator. The Donor Programme Partner is the Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA).

The programme covers programme area 11 ‘Environment and Ecosystems’ and 13 ‘Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation’ with PA 13 as the host programme area. It has a total allocation of €6,000,000 from the EEA FM. Including national co-financing, the total programme eligible expenditure is €7,058,824.

The main objective of the programme is to mitigate climate change and reduce the vulnerability to climate change. The programme consists of three outcomes.

  • Outcome 1: ‘Ecosystems resilience increased’ The outcome will be implemented by way of one call for proposals
  • Outcome 2: ‘Increased ability at local level to reduce emissions and adapt to a changing climate’ The outcome comprises two calls for proposals and one Small Grant Scheme (SGS). 
  • Outcome 3: ‘Framework for Circular Economy strengthened’. The outcome will be realised through one call for proposals and one pre-defined project.

Bilateral Ambitions

€ 75,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.

Information on the projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants is provided by the Programme and Fund Operators in the Beneficiary States, who are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of this information.