Climate change is a global challenge that requires a collaborative response. With the recently concluded Paris Agreement, there is an increasing demand for international cooperation to drive the necessary transformation to more resilient, low carbon economy. Strategies and projects in this area will need to consider how to address mitigation (avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation to climate change (building resilience to climate impacts), in line with the disaster risk reduction practices. Implementing credible climate policies and actions will result in large-scale decarbonisation of the economy in the coming years. The transformation will bring new opportunities for economic growth, create green jobs and contribute to the improvement of air quality and citizens' health. The EU has been implementing ambitious climate policy for decades and has accumulated extensive knowledge to be shared with experts and policymakers in the beneficiary countries. Opportunities for cooperation should be taken up as much as possible.
The overall purpose of the project is to contribute to climate change mitigation, and adaptation and the development towards a resource-efficient, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy.
The objectives of this contract are as follows:
To support the beneficiaries to build their capacity for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and low emissions development strategies
To support regional cooperation through the exchange of information, best practices, experience and awareness-raising between IPA beneficiaries.
Outcomes to be achieved by the Contractor
Awareness of relevant staff working in the beneficiary countries on the outcomes and provisions of Paris climate agreement improved.
Upgrades of national GHG monitoring and reporting practices supported.
Strengthening the monitoring, reporting, accreditation and verification (MRV) requirements targeted at: operators, authorities and verifiers under the EU ETS.
In close cooperation with the Commission Services, the contractor will ensure the overall coordination and implementation of the project
(meetings, reporting, etc.), including, in particular:
Preparation of relevant technical documents and reports;
Organisation of the specific activities (meetings, training, seminars, workshops, etc.); and
Ad-hoc assistance for the participating beneficiaries in meeting the objectives of the project.
Geographical area to be covered
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and it is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.