Mapping contribution from the private sector, including NGOs, academia, commercial and developin ... Request for EOI
Beneficiary country(ies): Dominican Republic
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 21-Jan-2021
Deadline on: 22-Feb-2021 00:00 (GMT 0.00) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca
DescriptionThe United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), on behalf of Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) invites qualified interested firms to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the upcoming solicitation for provision of technical assistance implementation of the Technical Assistance on "Mapping contribution from the private sector, including NGOs, academia, commercial and developing banking, for mitigation objectives and climate change adaptation needs in Dominican Republic." United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on behalf of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) requires the services of an institution to deliver the technical assistance as approved by the NDC Partnership Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP). The overall objective of the Technical Assistance is to support the development of actions to overcome the barriers that limit the contributions of the private sector, NGOs, academia, commercial and development banking, major companies, corporate groups, and producer associations, to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) goals in Dominican Republic. Although Dominican Republic has made significant progress towards including different actors (private sector, NGOs and academia) in support of climate action, including the formulation and implementation of the NDC, sectoral and private-sector involvement remains weak. Barriers exist to the maximum advantage being taken of opportunities for cooperation and synergies between sectors and government institutions. Under the Third National Communication of Dominican Republic for the Framework Convention, support from key stakeholders such as the private sector, academia, civil society, as well as the government entities dealing with certain sectors, and local and provincial authorities is critical to identify the key measures and policies that will make mitigation a reality. Other challenges may be mentioned, including: (i) many joint-action measures are focused around mitigation targets, (ii) neither the mitigation targets nor the adaptation needs of the private, academic or NGO sectors are known; (iii) although there has been progress, there is still no national Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system or methodology for following up on emissions-reduction commitments; (iv) the private sector resists the sharing of information and very few sectors have a GHG inventory; (v) low capacity in the private sector around understanding what mitigation and adaptation targets are, which limits its reporting capacity; (vi) limited funding mechanisms for generation of the funds needed for implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution and encouraging greater private-sector involvement. This Technical Assistance is intended to map GHG reduction targets and the adaptation needs of the private, academic, NGO and financial sectors linked to priority sectors of the economy. Once these targets and needs have been mapped, they will be compared with existing mechanisms intended to facilitate their achievement and gaps and deficiencies will be identified in terms of technologies, financing and enabling conditions. The gaps will be used to propose actions to strengthen the participation of the private, academic, NGO and banking sectors in implementation of the NDCs.