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Call for Applications: Develop a Waste Sector Strategy that reduces Emissions of Black Carbon in Liberia

Call for Applications: Develop a Waste Sector Strategy that reduces Emissions of Black Carbon in Liberia

Deadline: 7-Jan-24

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is currently accepting applications to develop a waste sector strategy that reduces emissions of black carbon from open burning in Liberia.

Liberia currently has no waste sector strategy. This project responds to a request made by the Liberian Government, through the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a waste sector Strategy that reduces Black Carbon emission from the waste sector and raise the ambition of revised NDC that is scheduled to be delivered by 2025. The project will lay the foundation for improved air quality monitoring of PM2.5 and black carbon exposure in targeted municipalities. At minimum, the project is expected to contribute to existing policies by producing a consolidated policy document with recommendations and actionable interventions which are expected to make a substantial contribution to reducing Black Carbon emissions from the waste sector and raise the ambition through a revised NDC.

In its revised NDCs, Liberia has included various mitigation measures to address SLCPs, such as black carbon, within the framework of national air quality and climate change programs. While these measures are mentioned in the NDCs, the lack of a well-defined strategy for effectively reducing SLCP emissions, particularly BC, has hindered the fulfilment of certain NDC commitments. The proposed project aims to address this gap by crafting a comprehensive strategy to mitigate BC emissions originating from the waste sector.

Funding Information
  • Estimated project cost: US$ 120,000 – US$ 150,000.
Expected Results
  • Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved. Applicants can determine the scope of outputs if not specified. The project is expected to deliver at a minimum:
    • The Government of Liberia develops and endorses the Waste Sector Strategy, a black carbon assessment conducted in selected municipalities (Monrovia and Paynesville) and the policy recommendations formulated by the end of the project.
      • Indicator: Number of action plans, roadmaps, strategies, or other future plans with SLCP targets or mitigation measures formally adopted, endorsed and/or implemented.
      • Output 1.1: Waste Sector Strategy which includes at a minimum:
        • Review of current laws, policies, and regulations (sub-national and national as relevant)
        • Black carbon assessment for the waste sector in Liberia that includes emissions sources.
        • Black carbon mitigation options and emissions reductions potential including from alternative waste management approaches and technologies.
        • Cost of implementation and sources of funding
        • Co-benefits assessment including health impacts.
        • Gender analysis including disaggregated data on health impacts of black carbon emissions, and co-benefits of emissions reductions on health and livelihoods.
        • Monitoring, reporting, and evaluation framework
        • Policy recommendations to advance proven alternative waste management approaches and technologies in sub-national planning.
    • The Government of Liberia has increased capacity to monitor, assess, and reduce black carbon emissions from the waste sector by the end of the project.
      • Indicator: Number of monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems developed or updated that include SLCPs.
      • Output 2.1: Deliver trainings to sub-national authorities on monitoring air pollution from the waste sector, assessing options for alternative waste management options and technologies, and increasing awareness on the health and climate benefits of abolishing open burning of municipal waste.
      • Output 2.2: Increase awareness, through media engagements, on the health and climate benefits of abolishing open burning of municipal waste with the goal of by 2040 and to promote use of waste as a resource for value and job creation.
    • Technical capacity of relevant staff is enhanced through the provision of training in black carbon emission inventory (using LEAP IBC, SWEET or other applicable model).
      • Indicator: Number of government entities with a demonstrated improved capacity for SLCP action.
      • Output 3.1: Deliver training to sub-national authorities and regulatory staff on BC emission inventory from the waste sector.
Eligibility Criteria
  • To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:
    • Complete and submitted before the deadline
    • Submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity. Governments are not eligible to apply directly for funding in this call.
    • Requested funding is within the estimated budget amount, or includes a clear justification for additional expenses
    • Project duration is less than 24 months
    • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected.
  • Please note that entities will be required to provide the last three (3) audited financial statements to be considered for CCAC funding. These statements may be provided along with the application for funding or at the request of the CCAC Secretariat during the evaluation process.
  • For-profit entities may only participate in the project as stakeholders, co-funders, or end users. Applicants are encouraged to include for-profit entities in the development of the project proposal and/or during project implementation if their ownership of the proposed solution is key to the project’s success.

For more information, visit Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).

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