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Development of a toolkit to support the assessment of transformational change potential of climate policies and actions - CFP-11875-2021-06

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Development of a toolkit to support the assessment of transformational change potential of climate policies and actions - CFP-11875-2021-06 Grant support-call for proposal

Reference: CFP-11875-2021-06
Beneficiary country(ies): Multiple destinations (see 'Countries' tab below)
Published on: 07-May-2021
Deadline on: 31-May-2021 17:00 (GMT 2.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

Description

Background:

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) aims to help countries better assess the impacts of their climate policies and actions, and fulfil their transparency commitments. It does this by increasing the overall transparency capacities of countries, including the capacity to assess the contribution of climate policies and actions on countries’ development objectives, and providing appropriate methodological information and tools to support evidence-based policy-making. ICAT’s innovative approach is to integrate these two aspects.

The concept of Transformational Change (TC) has gained traction among climate change and sustainable development decision makers and practitioners, due to the radical changes required to meet the global goals for climate and sustainable development. In order to reach the aim of the Paris Agreement to limit the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C, preferably 1.5°C, above pre-industrial levels, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), societies must undergo fundamental, systemic shifts away from carbon intensive and unsustainable models of development. It is thus crucial that policies are developed to tackle GHG emissions, for instance, by avoiding further investments in fossil fuel infrastructure, promoting clean technologies, and enhancing sinks of GHGs, including forests.

From this context, a significant need has emerged to assess the transformational impacts of policies and actions, and understand whether they can catalyse a sustained paradigm shift in economic, political, social and technical systems. Methodologies such as the ICAT Transformational Change Methodology (https://climateactiontransparency.org/icat-toolbox/policy-assessment-guides/transformational-change/) have been developed to meet part of this need, by providing a definition of TC for GHG mitigation, and a detailed approach to assessing the transformational impacts of policies and actions towards targets, such as nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and SDGs. The methodology has been met with interest by governments, financial institutions and programmes as a basis for assessing the expected or achieved transformational impact of policies and actions. However, there is still a lot of potential to be gained from broadening the definition and  facilitating its application through tools that allow it to be applied in many other relevant contexts.

ICAT is seeking a grantee(s) to develop a series of specialised, multi-purpose transformational change assessment and reporting tools and approaches, based on the ICAT Transformational Change Methodology. The tools and approaches will expand and further develop the existing ICAT TC definition and facilitate application of the methodology for several purposes, specialised to different contexts and users, and targeted to different needs.

Scope of Work

- Expansion of the definition of TC to include adaptation policies and actions.

- Development of an approach that enables comparison and aggregated assessment of the transformational impacts from a portfolio of policies and actions towards national or global goals.

- Development of a targeted definition of TC for carbon market/Article 6 purposes along with a TC tool for transformative impact assessment and design of transformative programmes.

- Development of a tool for assessment of investments by a fund and/or by companies, which want to demonstrate transformative impacts in line with the Paris Agreement, specific NDCs and/or the SDGs. Adapt the ICAT TC definition to be applied to investment portfolios.

Entities interested in submitting proposals in response to this CFP are hereby invited to prepare proposals in accordance with the requirements and procedure set out in this CFP by 31 May 2021, 17:00 CEST.

Returnable forms (Annex A, Annex B and Annex E attached) are to be submitted to icat@unops.org by the deadline indicated above.


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Hannah Swee - hannahs@unops.org
Email: hannahs@unops.org
First name: Hannah
Surname: Swee
Countries/territories
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Indian Ocean Territory
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Timor-Leste
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) - A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao, Special Administrative Region of China
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
Mongolia
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Eswatini
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan, Province of China
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Tanzania, United Republic of
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U. S.
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Antarctica
Palestine, State of
Serbia, Republic of
Montenegro
Kosovo
South Sudan
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Q1: Could you provide further information on the anticipated budget and time allocated to the different activities, so we can better understand the effort envisioned for the activities. Are you looking for a simple adaptation of the existing framework or a more sophisticated effort? A1:No budget ceiling has been provided for the call for proposals, as such proposals should develop a budget that covers the required effort for each activity. The tasks will require developing the current framework further to cover the new and additional aspects listed in the call. The indicative time for the completion of all activities in the toolkit is 12-15 months. Q2: If an organisation is putting together a proposal for a few and not all of the activities, do they also need to subcontract or provide project management for the other activities that they are not including in their proposal? A2: No, this is not necessary. Once the proposals have been assessed and should there be several grantees for different activities, ICAT would then communicate this. Q3:If an organisation is putting together a proposal for a few and not all of the activities, how should they address Activity 5 (project management and coordination of activities)? A3: Activity 5 would in such a case have to cover the specific activities that have been included in the proposal. Q4: Sustainable investment and green recovery plans do not seem to come together in Activity 4 (Development of Investment and Private Sector TC Tool). Could you outline the anticipated fit between these two? A4: Financing green recovery is a key challenge that countries face currently. When developing a tool/approach for applying the ICAT TC methodology to funds and/or private companies, the potential link to green recovery funding should be explored and recommendations for indicators be developed. Q5:The eligibility criteria states that grant applications shall only be accepted from private companies with the ability to operate on a non-profit basis. How should applicants document compliance, e.g. through a statement, rates or otherwise? Furthermore, does this requirement apply to all consortium partners or only the lead applicant? A5: Grant applications will only be accepted from non-governmental organizations, research and training institutions, community based organizations, or private companies with the ability to operate on a no-profit basis. Private companies submitting proposals must clearly indicate in their proposal that they commit to carry out the activities under this grant on a zero-profit basis. Reasonable administrative/indirect costs of up to 10% of the grant amount is permissible. This requirement applies to the principal applicant and all consortium partners. Q6: Is the criteria to supply annual turnover information required from the lead partner only or also for consortium partners? A6: This is required from only the lead partner.

Changed/edited on: 21-May-2021 17:36
Changed/edited by: josephme@unops.org