National Consultant to prepare NDCs Implementation Plan

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 3753890
Publication date: 17-08-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
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Description

National Consultant to prepare NDCs Implementation Plan
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : Uganda Country Office - UGANDA
Deadline : 31-Aug-17
Posted on : 17-Aug-17
Development Area : OTHER
Reference Number : 40164
Link to Atlas Project :
00092244 - Climate Change Resilience and DRR
Documents :
TORs
Annex I - General Terms and Conditions
Annexd II - Financial Template
Overview :

In 2015 the world endorsed an ambitious agenda for Sustainable Development and a landmark agreement to avert run away climate change. Attention now turns to implementing the unprecedented global commitments encompassed by the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and ultimately the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

At the heart of the Paris Agreement (PA) is the mitigation target; limiting global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius, while making every effort to realize the 1.5 degrees, leading to net zero emissions in the second half of the century; Establish binding commitments and urged all parties to submit Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to pursue domestic measures aimed at achieving them; Commit all countries to report regularly on their emissions and “progress made in implementing and achieving” their NDCs, and to undergo international review; Commit all countries to submit new NDCs every five years, with the clear expectation that they will “represent a progression” beyond previous ones - hence the need to strengthen NDC governance and implementation structure; Reaffirm the binding obligations of developed countries under the UNFCCC to support the efforts of developing countries, while for the first time encouraging voluntary contributions by developing countries too; Extend the current goal of mobilizing $100 billion a year in support by 2020 through 2025, with a new, higher goal to be set for the period after 2025;

Particularly Uganda NDCs prioritize: Renewable Energy, Clean Cooking- Which holds great mitigation potential for Uganda due to the potential offsetting of wood and charcoal burning and the consequential deforestation, climate smart agriculture, forestry and land restoration (including wetlands) and the transport sector with a focus on adaptation and resilience of local communities to climate change impacts.

On energy, the NDC Uganda points to Uganda’s commitment to achieve a total of at least 3,200 MW renewable electricity generation capacity by 2030 up from 729 MW in 2013. In terms of energy demand the NDC explicitly proposes the promotion and wider uptake of energy efficient cooking stoves and induction cookers that we see contributing to approximately 40% efficiency saving over traditional cooking stoves. Similarly, for transport Uganda NDC proffers implementation of fuel efficiency policies and regulations to promote cleaner fuels and more fuel-efficient vehicle technology contributing to GHGs reduction between 24% and 34% of BAU projections for road transport.

Focus now turns to implementation of these actions with the understanding that implementing the NDCs offers significant benefits, such as greater energy security and improved resilience to energy price shocks, improved health due to lower conventional pollutant emissions, and greater agricultural and land -use productivity with a clear opportunity to advance to new cleaner technologies such as wind and solar energy, low energy buildings, energy efficient industrial production, sustainable transport and climate smart agriculture.

Despite all this effort, transiting and actual implementation of the commitments largely remains a challenge due to capacity gaps that exit. One of the key bottlenecks is are policy gaps related to implementation as well as an NDC implementation plan which is central to Uganda’s efforts to successfully tackle climate change. This includes designing and implementation plan as well as identifying the necessary resources available to support the actions both nationally and internationally, timelines of activities with robust outputs to facilitate the national and international reporting requirements/obligations.

Against that background the Government of Uganda with support from UNDP is seeking to ensure a robust plan is in place to support implementation of the NDCs and the PA in order to achieve the ultimate goal of limiting global temperature increase well below 2 degrees.


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