|Overview : |
The Government of the Republic of Zambia ratified the Paris Agreement that seek to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above preindustrial levels. In addition, Zambia submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015. The NDC is considered as a policy document which has an overall objective of putting the country on a Low carbon climate resilient pathway and also aimed at assisting the country to contribute towards the achievement of the global temperature goal without compromising its development needs. The NDC estimated a total reduction of GHG emissions of 25% and 47% against 2010 base year with limited and comprehensive financial support, respectively.
In order to facilitate the implementation of NDC in Zambia, the Government embarked on a project called “NDC support programme” 2018. The programme is aimed at building capacity and creating
readiness for implementation of NDC in Zambia. The programme is supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and it works in contribution to the NDC Partnership and is funded by the European Union and the Governments of Germany and Spain. The NDC support programme (NDC SP) is being implemented in 25 participating countries including Zambia. In addition, the NDC SP has a gender component which is being piloted in 10 countries, Zambia inclusive. Zambia is working towards mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment in its national climate actions. The project seeks to reinforce achievements made under the Low Emissions Capacity Building Project and support scaling up climate change mitigation and adaptation action in support of country’s NDCs. Further, the project will also support government in its quest to ensure the NDC serves as a driver for sustainable development, green growth at the national level and in contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including transitioning to zero-carbon economy.
The goal of the project is to provide the Government with support required in preparing, planning, designing and implementation of quantified mitigation contribution to Zambia’s NDC. The specific objectives of the project are to;
a) Develop NDC governance system including, institutional arrangements for NDC coordination, MRV system, and finance and resources mobilization;
b) Develop guidelines for NDC implementation;
c) Integrate the NDC process into the national development planning process through incorporation into existing sectoral planning; and
d) Improve investment environment for business related mitigation actions.
The consultant will elaborate the Financing Strategy for Zambia’s NDC in line with the Terms of Reference attached.