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Description of the Assignment:
The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world, mostly from climate change impacts. The country has enunciated policies and programmes to reduce these risks, among others the finalization of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), the Philippines Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP). It has also institutionalized a climate budget tagging process for all agencies and developed tools and mechanisms to mainstream climate change and vulnerability assessments in various levels of programming. However, to achieve the desired transformation, funding would be needed not only from government but from private sector as well. Business decisions and investment priorities should be aligned with the country’s ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve adaptation of communities to protect people, assets and communities at risk. The government has been at the forefront of this initiative through several policy measures. These include, the Central Bank’s Sustainable Finance Framework, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Guidelines on Environmental, social and Governance reporting, and more recently, the Sustainable Finance Roadmap issues by the Interagency Task Force on Sustainable Finance, led by the Department of Finance.
In order to support the initiatives on increasing public and private sector investments towards mitigating impacts of climate change and improving resilience of national and local government agencies and communities, UNDP will be undertaking the Project: Accelerating Green and Climate Finance in the Philippines: Nature Based Solutions (Climate Finance PH-NBS). With funding support from the Government of Canada, the Project aims to increase private sector investments into gender responsive nature-based solutions for climate resilient technologies, innovations, practices and approaches. This, in support of a just transition to resilient and low emission development that sustains nature and ecosystems and protects the rights of all who are affected and at risk. This Project will also demonstrate how these additional investments can generate solid financial returns and contribute to the achievement of other SDG goals such as gender equality, expanding access to clean water, job creation, increase in incomes of local communities, increased food production, increased sustainable consumption and production, enhanced natural resilience, and many more.
The PPP Business Case Specialist shall take the lead in providing expert guidance and technical support in the preparation of PPP Business Case for identified PPP nature-based solution (NBS) projects in close coordination with UNDP, PPPC, and other project consultants. This Business Case shall include the following:
· Applicable Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA);
· Gender and social safeguards studies and green building standards and tools;
· Conceptual/preliminary engineering design and cost estimates, demand projections and financial analysis;
· Economic analysis and market research in order to establish the financial and economic viability of the identified projects;
· Legal and institutional analysis, including the determination of the legal status and availability of the ROWs that may be acquired for the identified projects;
· Public-private partnership structuring and risk allocation including analysis of the possible type of public sector support required
Period of assignment/services 50-person days
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