Call for Proposals: Author a guide on the inclusion of air pollutants in climate change MRV and transparency frameworks

Although the number of countries including actions that reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and other air pollutants within their climate change plans increases, the majority of countries do not quantify SLCP emissions, or track progress on those policies and measures that target major SLCP and air pollution sources. This is a missed opportunity to maximize synergy and reap co-benefits from air pollution and climate mitigation actions.

To encourage and support an approach for the integration of SLCPs and air quality into climate change MRV frameworks, ICAT and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Supporting National Action and Planning (SNAP) initiative are partnering to develop and disseminate a guide on the inclusion of SLCPs and air pollutants in climate change MRV frameworks.

In this context, ICAT and CCAC SNAP are pleased to open a Call for Proposals for a qualified partner (or consortium of partners) to draft and develop the aforementioned guide.

Building on existing ICAT Assessment Guides, in particular the ICAT Sustainable Development Methodology, the objective of this guide will be to provide information and examples to national practitioners regarding the benefits and methodologies for tracking short-lived climate pollutants and air pollutants as part of MRV frameworks consistent with the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework.

The target audience is primarily national policymakers, regulators and agencies involved in MRV, but also encompasses the wider group of stakeholders that contribute to or are impacted by MRV efforts. The guide is envisioned to then be used by CCAC and ICAT partners, but will also be more widely distributed, including to the countries where CCAC and ICAT have projects.

Project duration

The implementing partner is expected to start activities in March 2021 for a period of 18 months, ending in August 2022.

How to apply

Please visit the United Nations Global Marketplace for all relevant information, required documents, and necessary procedures for this Call for Proposals. To submit a proposal, please complete and send by no later than 17:00 CET 9 February 2021.

For any questions or clarifications, please contact the ICAT Secretariat no later than 2 February 2021.

Click here to view the full Call for Proposals


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