A total of 450 applications from public-private partnerships in 80 different countries competed for the funding.
P4G was established by the Government of Denmark, which has pledged US$4 million annually from both the public and private sectors, and is supported by Chile, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Korea, Mexico and Vietnam, as well as NGOs such as WRI.
The winning projects relate to clean drinking water, plastic waste and sustainable agriculture, among other topics.
23 August 2018: Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 (P4G) will provide funding for 11 projects related to clean drinking water, plastic waste and sustainable agriculture, among other topics. Each of the P4G “start-up partnerships” will receive US$100,000. P4G was established by Denmark to boost projects in developing countries that are in line with the SDGs, and which focus mainly on food and agriculture, water, energy, cities and the circular economy.
The 11 winning projects are from public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Kenya, Malawi and Vietnam, and were selected from 450 applications from 80 countries.
Ian Cruz, P4G, said the 11 projects include partnerships with innovative business solutions and the potential to bring about systematic change. He said they provide a flavor of what P4G is, and represent a practical next step in private-public sector collaboration in addressing growth opportunities presented by the SDGs.
Denmark has pledged US$4 million annually to the initiative from both the public and private sectors. P4G is also supported by Chile, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Korea, Mexico and Vietnam, as well as NGOs such as the World Resources Institute (WRI). [Energy Digital article] [P4G press release] [P4G website]