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Local consultant for the Brazilian Sustainable Taxonomy - Mining Expert

Climate Bonds Initiative

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Join the Green Revolution: Help Shape Brazil's Sustainable Future in Extractive Industries

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S√£o Paulo Brazil

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Organisation summary - The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is a pioneering NGO dedicated to mobilizing capital for climate change solutions. Engage in an impactful project with CBI, where you'll play a crucial role in developing Brazil's sustainable taxonomy. This taxonomy will guide investments towards environmentally and socially beneficial economic activities, fostering a sustainable, inclusive, and regenerative development in Brazil. Your participation will help promote technological advancement for sustainability and enhance the Brazilian economy's competitiveness.

  • Contribute to a high-profile project from June 2024 to February 2025.
  • Develop technical criteria for sustainable practices in the mining sector.
  • Collaborate with experts and stakeholders in a series of technical working groups and public consultations.
  • Facilitate capacity-building sessions to integrate sustainable practices within Brazil's government and industries.
  • A Master's degree in economics, energy, mining, engineering, geography, or a related field is required; a Ph.D. is an advantage.
  • Fluency in both Portuguese and English.
  • At least 6 years of professional experience in mining or energy, with 3 years in sustainable mining.
  • Experience with environmental/climate/social standards and sustainable taxonomies is highly desirable.
  • Previous international cooperation project experience is a plus.

As a consultant, you'll receive a competitive daily rate, with potential travel costs and extra expenses covered separately. Payments will be made quarterly based on the submission and approval of deliverables and timesheets.

Background  

 The Climate Bonds Initiative (Climate Bonds) is an international non-governmental organisation whose main task is to mobilise capital to achieve climate goals. Currently, Climate Bonds has been chosen to assist in developing Brazil's sustainable taxonomy, which aims to contribute to (i) the mobilisation and redirection of public and private investments towards economic activities with positive climate, environmental, and social impacts, aimed towards sustainable, inclusive, and regenerative development; (ii) the promotion of technological development aimed at climate-related, environmental, social, and economic sustainability, with increased productivity and competitiveness of the Brazilian economy on a sustainable basis; (iii) the provision of the basis for producing reliable information on sustainable finance flows by encouraging transparency, integrity, and a long-term vision for economic and financial activities. 

The project will consist of many stages and involve the active participation of a local individual with expertise in the field of Extractive Industries (Mining). 

The project is expected to last from June 2024 to December 2024. During the project, a comprehensive analysis of the target sectors of the Brazilian economy will be carried out, including Extractive Industries (Mining); technical working groups of local experts, government and industry representatives will be created; criteria for classifying activities in all sectors as low-carbon and in transition to net-zero will be developed; recommendations will be given on the application of the resulting criteria in real life the economy. 

Upon completion of the development process, three rounds of technical, targeted and public consultations will be held to gather feedback on the drafted taxonomy. After finalising the document, capacity-building sessions will be held to help integrate the results of the work into the day-to-day operations of the Brazilian government, as well as financial and industrial enterprises in Brazil. 

Purpose and Objectives 

Climate Bonds is seeking an experienced consultant with expertise in Extractive Industries (Mining), who is highly proficient in both English and Portuguese, to contribute to the development of the Extractive Industries (Mining) technical screening criteria of the Brazil Sustainable Taxonomy, comprised of a) a screening tool that helps define the eligibility of the economic activities under the taxonomy based on pre-determined climate and environmental objectives (e.g., climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation; b) do no significant harm assessment, ensuring that economic activities substantially contributing to the Extractive Industries (Mining) objective do not cause significant harm to the other climate and environmental objectives defined in the taxonomy. 

Scope of Services and Deliverables/Outputs 

The tasks under this consultancy are outlined below as well as the number of days per task. The project will be conducted from June 2024 and February 2025 will use twenty-two point ninety-three (22.93) business days of the consultant, to be split into the outputs according to the table below: 

Expected Outputs 

Number of Days 

  1. Analyse Brazil's existing policies in the field of decarbonisation of Extractive Industries (Mining) and map their main activities against industrial codes (CNAE) 4.93 
  2. Participate in the organisation of and attend the meetings of technical expert groups, including the search and selection of relevant institutions and experts  2
  3. Assist in the creation of criteria for decarbonisation of Extractive Industries (Mining) sectors, following international best practices and in accordance with the current conditions in Brazil 7
  4. Integrate the feedback harvested from the multi-phased revision processes, including two internal revisions and one public consultation into the second, third, and final drafts, respectively 7
  5. Participate in capacity-building sessions regarding the Extractive Industries (Mining) criteria, if needed 2

Total 

22.93 

The number of days is up to an extension depending on the needs of the project and the approval of the international organisms coordinating the project. 

Timeframe and Milestones for expected Deliverables/Outputs 

 Expected Outputs 

Completion Date 

Analyse Brazil existing policies in the field of decarbonisation of Extractive Industries (Mining) and map their main activities against industrial codes (CNAE) 

 June-July 2024 

Participate in the organisation of and attend the meetings of technical expert groups, including the search and selection of relevant institutions and experts  

June ‚Äď October 2024¬†

Assist in the creation of criteria for decarbonisation of Extractive Industries (Mining) sectors, following international best practices and in accordance with the current conditions in Brazil 

July ‚Äď October 2024¬†

Integrate the feedback harvested from the multi-phased revision processes, including two internal revisions and one public consultation into the second, third, and final drafts, respectively 

July ‚Äď October 2024¬†

Participate in capacity-building sessions regarding the Extractive Industries (Mining) criteria, if needed 

December 2024 ‚Äď February 2025¬†¬†

Requirements

The consultant should have the following skills and experience:  

  • Education/training: university qualification (Master) in economics, energy, mining, engineering, geography, or a relevant related field. A Ph.D. in relevant topics is considered an advantage¬†
  • Language: Fluent in Portuguese and English¬†
  • General professional experience: expert with at least 6 years of professional experience in the mining or energy sector, or another relevant field.¬†
  • Specific professional experience:¬†
  • 3 years of professional experience in sustainable mining, or another relevant field¬†
  • Experience with standards, instruments, norms, initiatives, and metrics related to the environmental/climate/social aspects relevant to the sector/theme (systems/taxonomy for sustainable economic/financial activities)¬†
  • International cooperation experience: previous experience in international cooperation projects is considered an advantage¬†
  • Other: previous relevant experience with sustainable taxonomies¬†

Benefits

Fees  

CBI will pay the Consultant a daily rate fee, excluding potential travel costs. In case there is any extra costs, these will be covered separately and only expenditure for reasonable, approved, and documented costs agreed with CBI’s Head of Taxonomies. 

Payments will be made quarterly upon (i) submission by the Consultant and approval by Climate Bonds of the deliverables described in item 3, according to the timeline outlined in item 4 above; (ii) presentation of monthly timesheets at the end of each calendar month detailing the work undertaken, the time spent on each task and the corresponding payable amount for each period, following Climate Bonds' template.  

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