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New CTCN/UNIDO Call for Proposals: Assessment of climate technologies in Cuba

Publication date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Climate Technology Centre is seeking proposals for implementation of technical assistance in Cuba:

Assessment of applicable climate technologies for establishing baseline GHG emissions from cattle farming in Cuba. Deadline is 17 June, 17.00 Vienna time

Cuban livestock farming has low productive and economic efficiency and may contribute heavily to Cuba's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, neither the GHG emissions footprint per unit of animal product (milk, meat) nor the mitigation potential of applicable climate technologies is known. There are several publications on Cuban farming systems that have not been assessed in terms of their potential for adapting to or mitigating climate change. Furthermore, there is no personnel trained in new techniques for quantifying/estimating GHG emissions from livestock farming in vivo or in assessing technological alternatives in terms of their GHG mitigation capacity. To mitigate this challenge the Government of Cuba approached the CTCN for technical assistance.

The goal is to assess applicable climate technologies for establishing baseline GHG emissions from cattle farming in Cuba. The work is organized in the following main outputs: 

• Development of implementation planning and communication documents 
• Development of an initial baseline estimate of GHG emissions from cattle farming 
• Estimation of the GHG emissions mitigation and improvement in livestock productivity that would result from the application of a range of good practices applicable to cattle farming in the Cuban context 
• Dissemination of the information generated on the current status of emissions and the GHG mitigation potential of applying good practices to researchers, specialists, local leaders and producer groups 
• Drafting a concept note for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) 

The completed offer must be submitted via the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) e-Procurement portal  https://procurement.unido.org. Please refer to documents below for complete terms of reference and bidding information.

Please note: In the event that your institution is not yet a CTCN network member,  you may bid for implementation of the technical assistance, subject to the condition that you submit your completed application for CTC Network membership before the bid closure and your application is acknowledged by the CTCN. Furthermore, the contract award – should your bid be selected – is conditional to your network membership application having been successfully approved by the Director of CTCN. Should the bidder decide to partner with another institution to deliver the services described in these Terms of Reference, it is expected that the partner institution also joins the CTC Network.

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