Project Title: Implementing Enabling Activities for the ratification of the Kigali Amendment
Post Level: National / International Consultant
Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy
Expected start date: March 2019
Period of assignment/services: 45 non-consecutive working days
In 1993, the Government of Jamaica acceded to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer and has ratified all the previous Amendments to the Montreal Protocol. The country is currently taking significant steps towards the ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, 2016 (Kigali Amendment), which is a significant stride in the fight against climate change.
The Parties to the Montreal Protocol had adopted the Decision XXVIII/2 related to the Kigali Amendment to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are powerful greenhouse gases. A request was made in paragraph 20 of the Executive Committee to include the enabling activities to be funded in order to support the Article 5 countries in the process of ratification of the Kigali Amendment. In its 79th meeting, the Executive Committee for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (ExCom), under the Decision 79/46, decided to provide funding for the implementation of the enabling activities required to support these parties in the ratification process for the early implementation of the Kigali Amendment; based on the country’s hydro-fluorocarbons (HFC) baseline consumption. The country will have the flexibility to undertake a range of enabling activities to help the National Ozone Unit to fulfil the country’s initial obligations with regards to HFC phase-down in line with the Kigali Amendment.
The Government of Jamaica has a well-established Legal and Institutional Framework to implement the Montreal Protocol commitments. Notwithstanding, the new Kigali Amendment will bring additional challenges to determine: (a) the national requirements and needs for the ratification of this Amendment, (b) the establishment of a sound foundation to undertake future work towards its implementation and (c) help to bolster the efforts of the Government of Jamaica in the fight against global warming.
It is against this background that UNDP is seeking to engage a consultant on behalf of the Government of Jamaica to develop a baseline assessment of all products entering the country that contain Hydro-fluorocarbons (HFCs) including equipment used in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) sector.
Scope of Work:
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Proposal should be submitted through the online e-Tendering system https://etendering.partneragencies.org (search for Event ID: Jam10-02-2019) as per the deadline indicated in the system itself. Detailed user guide on how to register in the system can be accessed using the following link:-