National Consultant for the Development of a National Cooling Plan

National Consultant for the Development of a National Cooling Plan

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Project Title: Enhancing Energy Capacities of the Philippines

Project Description
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer has the objective to phase-out the ozone depleting substances (ODSs) that are released to the atmosphere. Contrary to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that pursue reductions in the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), the Montreal Protocol focuses on the elimination of the sources of these ODS: their production and consumption (imports);

Under the Montreal Protocol, the A-5 countries are eligible to receive financial support to comply with the phase-out ODS consumption by deploying a series of technical assistance and industrial conversion projects, at country level, so producing and consuming sectors can abandon the use of these substances.

Furthermore, in order to further protect the climate and the ozone layer, in October of 2016, during the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer held in Rwanda, more than 170 countries agreed to amend the Protocol through what was called the “Kigali Amendment”. The Kigali Agreement establishes specific targets and timetables to phase-down the production and consumption of HFCs and carries an agreement by developed countries to help finance the transition of developing countries to climate-friendly substances, through a global commitment that will avoid more than 80 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 2050.

In addition, countries also agreed to begin examining opportunities to enhance the energy efficiency of the appliances and equipment to achieve additional GHGs mitigation, while also delivering additional sustainable development benefits such as better air quality, improved public health, improved energy access and energy security. It is important to note that the efforts made by countries to phase-down the HFCs can be part of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), under the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Under this scenario, 19 philanthropies had announced a contribution of USD $52 million to support?developing nations in the transition to more energy-efficient cooling solutions through a separate funding mechanism called the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP), with the goal to “significantly increase and accelerate the climate and development benefits of the Montreal Protocol refrigerant transition by maximizing a simultaneous improvement in the energy efficiency of cooling.”

To kickstart these solutions to achieve the desired goal, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environment Management Bureau (DENR EMB), through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has received financial assistance from the K-CEP for the development of a National Cooling Plan.

This Terms of Reference (TOR) identify and specify the scope of services required for the fulfillment of the activities leading to the development of a National Cooling Plan.

Institutional Arrangement
For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall work under the supervision of ?UNDP Climate Action Programme Team Leader and in close coordination with the Environment Management Bureau Ozone Desk. The cost of the contract shall cover services rendered, health insurance, transportation, supplies and communication costs (internet, etc).

The Consultant shall make sure that:
Coordination with UNDP Climate Action Team and EMB OD is made particularly with engagement with stakeholders, as appropriate.
The work is closely coordinated with the EMB OD
Virtual Meetings shall be conducted and limit the face-to-face interactions with partners

Location: Manila, PHILIPPINES
Organization: UNDP
Deadline: November 19, 2020
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