Opening Date: 8 June 2022
Closing Date: 30 June 2022
Estimated project cost: US$ 125,000 – 175,000
The aim of this project is to provide technical assistance to Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency to develop a national methane roadmap and to advance short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) mitigation plans into the implementation phase based on their existing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) commitments. This will build on previous CCAC projects (see note below).
Expected project outcomes
Through the proposed outputs and activities, the project should achieve the following by its completion:
1. Ghana’s government endorses and implements the NDC implementation plan.
|Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures formally adopted, endorsed, and/or implemented||1|
2. Ghana’s government endorses the methane roadmap.
Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures formally adopted, endorsed, and/or implemented
3. Ghana’s government and other key institutions have increased capacity to assess and model their SLCP emissions, to prioritize and implement SLCP mitigation measures, and to track progress.
Number of government entities with a demonstrated improved capacity for SLCP action
Minimum required outputs
The project should deliver at a minimum:
- NDC implementation plans focusing on high-priority SLCP measures including updating SLCP analysis in key sectors (up to 2050), assessing cost of implementing mitigation measures, developing implementation pathways/plans for priority SLCP measures (including those included in the updated NDC), developing proposals for funding, and integrating SLCPs into monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and transparency reporting.
- A methane roadmap following a methodology agreed with the CCAC Secretariat. The methane portion of the updated SLCP analysis should serve as an input into the development of the methane roadmap (which will focus on the waste, agriculture, and oil and gas sectors). Information from the SLCP national plan and updated SLCP analysis should be used as a technical basis for the roadmap.
Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved.
To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:
- Are complete and submitted before the deadline
- Are submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity
- Requested funding falls within the indicated cost range and the project duration is less than 24 months
- Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected
How to apply
Eligible applicants are invited to apply before the deadline by downloading the Application Form.
It is recommended that applicants review the Guidance for Applicants prior to completing the Application Form.
The completed Application Form should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 June 2022.
Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:
- Quality: the clarity of the proposed outputs and activities and the extent to which they will deliver the expected outcomes
- Experience: evidence of the project team’s understanding of the national planning process and short-lived climate pollutants, and their ability to deliver the proposed project
- Value for money: the level of funding requested for project delivery
- Alignment: how well the proposal demonstrates its contribution to the CCAC 2030 Strategy and National Planning, Policy, and Implementation Engagement Strategy
- 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 by 22 July 2022 and to respond to follow-up questions about their application.
- Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the final decision regarding their proposal by 31 August 2022. Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.
More information regarding Ghana’s involvement as a CCAC Partner is available on their Partner Page.
- Refers to the identification of concrete actions for mitigation priorities
Should be in line with a modality agreed with the CCAC Secretariat. At minimum, a “methane roadmap” must:
- Identify methane mitigation pathways.
- Assess the cost of implementation.
- Assess the institutional arrangements for implementation.
- Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the methane mitigation pathways.
It may also include:
- Improvements to the national methane inventory