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Independent review of South Africa’s 5th Biennial Update Report (BUR-5) and Four
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Deadline :30-Jun-23 @ 09:00 AM (New York time)
Published on :17-May-23 @ 12:00 AM (New York time)
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :UNDP-ZAF-00021,1

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Introduction :


The overall objective of the independent review is to independently assess if South Africa’s BUR-5 and NC4 complies with the “UNFCCC Biennial Update Report and National Communication guidelines for Parties not included in Annex I of the Convention. In addition, the service is also expected to integrate all draft chapters of the NC4 into a single NC4 document. To achieve this, the following project deliverables must be achieved: 

In relation to BUR-5:



In relation to NC4:


  • Integrate all drafted chapters of NC4 and ensure consistency and scientific flow across all the chapters.
  • Asses if the NC4 chapters are compiled in line with guidelines for National Communications for Parties not included in Annex I of the Convention and make recommendations and inputs where required.
  • Perform scientific language editing, editing of the language in general, formatting, numbering and referencing throughout the report; and ensure that there is consistency throughout the report as well as professional and scientific flow of information throughout the report.
  • Address inputs and recommendations from the public consultation process together with the drafters and finalise the NC4 with the DFFE core management team.


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