ND­C4 Call for Pro­po­sals

The global project “Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change II” (C4 II) launches a Call for Proposals which provides technical advisory to ambitious countries in the application of best practices for NDC strategy development in the RAC sector.

Back­ground

The global project “Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change II” (C4 II) assists countries in implementing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) mitigation measures in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) sector. Simultaneously, C4 II aims to support countries in developing more differentiated and ambitious NDC cooling targets and actions. The objective of this Call for Proposal is to identify and support ambitious countries in the application of best practices for NDC strategy development in the RAC sector.

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pro­ce­du­re

Application deadline: 16 January 2023

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pro­ce­du­re and re­qui­red do­cu­ments

Only proposals containing as a minimum the following two documents will be considered:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of intent from applying entity and from additional consortium members (if relevant)

Optional documentation (proposals submitting these annexes will be assigned extra points):

  •  Letter of intent to include the HFC emission into the national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory
  •  Letter of intent of department responsible for the NDC, stating that it strongly supports the activities proposed and aims to include an ambitious sectoral target for the RAC sector in the next NDC update as well as measures to achieve this target.

Tar­get group

This Call for Proposals is targeted towards “ambitious countries” whose HFC phase-down ambitions clearly exceed the provisions of the Kigali Amendment and/or energy efficiency target values meeting at least low efficiency as specified in United4Efficiency Model regulations for split air conditioners and/or domestic and commercial refrigeration.

The target group includes government departments (National Ozone Unit, Climate Unit, Energy Efficiency Unit) and other entities such as research institutes, industry associations, training institutes, etc. that promote their country’s ambition to include emissions and mitigation measures of the RAC sector in the NDC. Please note that only entities in countries on the Development Assistant Committee (‘DAC list’) are eligible to apply.

Re­qui­red cont­ri­bu­ti­ons of ap­p­ly­ing en­t­i­ty

To facilitate productive exchange on the agreed scope for technical assistance, the applying entity is required to make available or ensure:

  • Sufficient staff time to respond to questions, facilitate access to other relevant departments, seek stakeholder discussion, etc. depending on the scope of assistance
  • Commitment to collect (sectoral) data, if necessary
  • Commitment to make use of provided assistance to promote an ambitious RAC sector target as part of the NDC
  • Provision of relevant existing documents, studies, etc.
  • Other contributions depending on specific scope of assistance

Ti­me­li­ne

Ex­am­ples of pos­si­ble sup­port

Depending on the current national status, technical advisory can be provided for the application of best practices. The following table represents a list of possible activities that can be supported through technical advisory.

Please note that applicants can select one of those proposed activities indicating in the application format (opens in a new window) a.) the reason for selection, b.) detailed description and c.) how this activity is going to be integrated within the NDC revision. For more information, please see the application format. Applicants may also propose an activity that is not listed below but complies with the above-mentioned criteria.

Activity

Contribution required

TA provided*

Synergies

Support for status quo analysis of RAC sector (information on emissions, policies, stakeholder cooperation)

Sufficient staff time to respond to questions, fill out questionnaires, provide policy documents, facilitate access to other relevant departments

10 days

Drawing on synergies with Kigali Implementation Plan (KIP) preparation can be supported, by e.g. adding to ToRs for HFC inventory, adding to sectoral phase-down plans, enhancing exiting MRV routines, etc.

Cooperation with other projects with overlapping objectives is possible and welcome

Support for the application of the RAC sector tier 2 inventory methodology

Sufficient staff time to respond to questions, facilitate buy-in and coordination with GHG inventory team,

Commitment to collect data

10 - 30 days

Support for the establishment of a National Cooling Action Plan (prioritizing mitigation measures in the RAC sector)

Sufficient staff time to respond to questions, provide policy documents, facilitate access to other relevant departments, seek stakeholder discussion

5 - 15 days

Support for the establishment of a Monitoring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) system for RAC sector emissions and mitigation measures

Sufficient staff time to respond to questions, facilitate buy-in and coordination with NDC team,

Commitment to implement systematic data collection and documentation

10 - 20 days

Support for the definition of NDC measures targeting the RAC sector in a transparent and trackable manner

Sufficient staff time to respond to questions, facilitate buy-in and coordination with NDC team

 

10 days

Support for implementation of concepts

  • Sector specific analysis and mitigation plan, e.g. tourism, commercial refrigeration, cold chain
  • Concept for technician training
  • Review of energy efficiency regulation based on market analysis
  • Customizing of tools for sectoral inventory, MRV, etc.

Buy-in by entity that is involved in the targeted sector,

Sufficient staff time to respond to questions, provide policy documents, facilitate access to other relevant departments, seek stakeholder discussion,

Commitment to collect (sectoral) data

20 - 30 days

* Indicative estimate. Strongly depends on agreed activities, subsector scope and country size. Maximum support: 30 days.

Eva­lua­ti­on Cri­te­ria

Based on the following criteria and indicative weighting, proposals submitted to ndc4@giz.de will be evaluated. Please note that a maximum of three countries will be supported through this Call for Proposals and that only proposals submitting the application format and a Letter of Intent of the applying entity will be considered for evaluation. Additional documents will be assigned extra points within the “Country ambition” criteria.

Criteria

Weighting

Completed application form (PDF)

Pre-requisite

Letter of intent of applying entity (PDF)

Pre-requisite

Profile of applying entity or consortium

(expertise in RAC sector and access to NDC processes)

25%

Country ambition

(especially plans and/or targets for inclusion of RAC sector in NDCs, MEPS schemes)

25%

Conceptual Design of Activity for which support is requested

50%

Total

100%

 

In case of any questions, please contact: ndc4@giz.de