Gabon- Deliver an integrated SLCP emission inventory and develop mitigation recommendations [GA-23-003]

by CCAC - 14 November, 2023

Overview

The objective of this project is to support the Gabonese Ministry of Water, Forests, Oceans and Environment responsible for climate and land use plans to assess and prioritize actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). The project will work with the ministry to develop an integrated SLCP emission inventory and to elaborate recommendations for key SLCP mitigation measures for integration into Gabon’s revised NDC and its NDC implementation plan. For methane it will also work on developing a MRV framework for the agriculture and waste sectors.

This project will involve collecting data to develop and improve SLCP emission estimates and applying improved emission factors for key sources sectors. Based on these improved emissions estimates a mitigation assessment will be developed and recommendations for inclusion of SLCPs in updated NDC and the NDC implementation plan.

More information on Gabon's involvement in the CCAC is available on their Partner Page.

Who to involve

Successful delivery of this project will require close coordination and engagement with the Ministry of Water, Forests, Sea, Environment, Responsible for the Climate Plan and the Land Allocation Plan, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Energy and Hydraulic Resources, Libreville City Hall and the High Commission for the Environment and Quality of Life.

Expected results

Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved. Applicants can determine the scope of outputs if not specified. The project is expected to deliver at a minimum:

1. The Gabonese government has strengthened its capacity to assess and model its SLCP emissions, prioritize and implement SLCP mitigation measures, and track progress by the end of the project.

Indicator: Number of government entities with a demonstrated improved capacity for SLCP action.

Output 1: Output 1. An integrated SLCP emissions inventory and recommendations developed for key SLCP mitigation actions to be incorporated into Gabon's revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and NDC implementation plan.

2. The Gabonese government includes SLCP mitigation measures in its revised NDC by the end of the project.

Indicator: Number of NDCs targeting SLCPs. 

Output 2: A mitigation assessment and recommendations for the inclusion of SLCPs in the updated NDCs and NDC Implementation Plan based on these improved emissions estimates.

3. The Gabonese government adopts an MRV framework for the agriculture and waste sectors by the end of the project or soon after.

Indicator: Number of monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems developed or updated that include SLCPs. 

Output 3: A methane monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) framework for the agriculture and waste sectors. This project will include the collection of data to develop and improve SLCP emissions estimates and the application of improved emission factors for key source sectors.

Application process

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and submitted before the deadline
  • Submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity. Governments are not eligible to apply directly for funding in this call.
  • Requested funding is within the estimated budget amount, or includes a clear justification for additional expenses 
  • Project duration is less than 24 months
  • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected. 

Please note that entities will be required to provide the last three (3) audited financial statements to be eligible for CCAC funding. These statements may be provided along with the application for funding or at the request of the CCAC Secretariat during the evaluation process.

For-profit entities may only participate in the project as stakeholders, co-funders, or end users. Applicants are encouraged to include for-profit entities in the development of the project proposal and/or during project implementation if their ownership of the proposed solution is key to the project’s success.  

How to apply

Eligible applicants are invited to apply using the Application Form and Excel Budget Form. Specific instructions on completing these forms are available in both documents. 

Applicants may choose to follow the cost range proposed above OR propose a different budget supported by a clear justification. However, applicants should note that cost efficiency will play a significant role in the selection process.

The completed Application Form and Excel Budget Form should be submitted to secretariat [at] ccacoalition.org (secretariat[at]ccacoalition[dot]org).

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Presents a clear plan to achieve the required outcomes during the lifetime of the project or soon after
  • Includes a plan or activities to enable the scaling up of, replication of, or sustained use of project results over time
  • Sets out a clear approach for enabling or contributing to SLCP emissions reductions and resulting co-benefits
  • Involves relevant stakeholders 
  • Approach is grounded in a strong understanding of relevant risks
  • Complements other relevant initiatives, funding mechanisms, and existing policy processes
  • Applicant demonstrates necessary capacity and experience to perform the work
  • A realistic, cost-effective, and clearly justified budget and approach is proposed
  • Project meets the minimum requirements for the OECD DAC gender equality marker Score 1

Selection process

  • A preliminary review of proposals submitted by the deadline will be conducted by members of the CCAC Secretariat, Funding Task Team, and Board, in consultation with relevant CCAC Partners.  
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.

The selection process may take up to 6 months after the closing date of the call for proposals. Due to the high volume of requests, the CCAC will not respond to requests for updates or feedback during this time.

Note: Due diligence 

In addition to eligibility criteria outlined above, qualified UNEP/CCAC implementers* must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have adequate financial resources to perform the contract and meet all existing commitments (financial health)
  • Be able to provide proof of registration, proof of not-for-profit status and audited financial statements for the last three completed fiscal years 
  • Have a record of satisfactory performance with UNEP/CCAC, when applicable; and  - Not have been suspended or debarred by UNEP/CCAC or another UN agency. UNEP/CCAC also considers entities included in the Security Council Resolution Lists to be ineligible for UNEP/CCAC agreements.

* (inter)governmental entities/ United Nations are exempt from this requirement

Procurement

As a general rule, Implementation Agreements allow for incidental procurement only, and as such, total costs in the following categories must fall below a certain threshold*:

  • Contractual Services
  • Equipment, Vehicles and Furniture
  • Operating and other Direct costs
  • Supplies, Commodities and Materials

*Agreements of $200,000 and below: up to $20,000 or 15% of total budget, whichever is lower.

*Agreements of above $200,000: up to $40,000 or 15%. * United Nations agencies are exempt from this requirement.

Highlights

Opening: 
Closing: 
Estimated project cost
US$ 140,000 - US$ 175,000

Beneficiary