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Modelling sustainable energy systems, formulation of an early-warning system and adaptive policy pathways for UNECE

Upcoming Business Opportunities
Subject: Modelling sustainable energy systems, formulation of an early-warning system and adaptive policy pathways for UNECE
Reference: EOIUNOG13410
Date posted: 16 January 2017

In view of the fact that the official language used for the RFP will be English, this request for expression of interest is published in English only.

Du fait que la langue officielle de cette sollicitation sera l'anglais, cette demande d'expression d'intérêt est publiée uniquement en anglais.

Please note that only those firms considered qualified by the United Nations Office at Geneva for this project will be invited to participate.

Terms of Reference

UNOG requests expressions of interest from vendors who would be interested in conducting the modelling of sustainable energy systems, developing an early-warning system and formulating adaptive policy pathways and policy dialogues for a project of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy that aims to “increase the capacities of ECE member states (focusing on countries from post-Soviet states) to develop, implement and track national sustainable energy policies aligned with international agreements” while supporting the higher order goals of “contributing to climate change mitigation and sustainable development”.

The vendor will be required to conduct energy and climate modelling based on the UNECE storylines and calibrate the existing model, for which the possession of calibrated models (eg MESSAGE, GCAM) and access to relevant databases (eg SSP, AR5) are necessary. Assessment of scenarios, analysis of modelling outputs and set policies will be accordingly conducted with the aim of achieving energy-related SDGs. Specific targets of existing strategies (eg EU renewable energy) will be selected on a case study basis for trend analysis (until 2050). Besides, KPIs and definition of signposts are required for the development of an early-warning system, which is to help countries assess their chosen policies and technologies with regard to SDGs. Moreover, participation in consultation meetings and policy dialogues are required. The final report should include modelling results summary, policies and technologies assessment and recommendations.

The whole required services should be finished by 31 December 2018 before which an intermediate result of modelling should be provided by 31 August 2017, and a draft report for comments by 31 May 2018. Please see VENDOR RESPONSE FORM and EOI INSTRUCTIONS here.