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Local consultant for the Brazilian Sustainable Taxonomy - Tourism Expert

Climate Bonds Initiative

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Join the Fight Against Climate Change by Shaping Sustainable Tourism in Brazil with Climate Bonds Initiative

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São Paulo Brazil

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The Climate Bonds Initiative is a trailblazing NGO focused on channeling investment towards climate action. With a significant project on the horizon to develop Brazil's sustainable taxonomy, this organization is at the forefront of promoting sustainable and regenerative development, technological advances for sustainability, and transparent, integral finance flows.

As a consultant, you will be pivotal in crafting the technical screening criteria for Brazil's sustainable taxonomy with a focus on the Tourism sector. Your expertise will guide the definition of low-carbon activities and support Brazil's transition to a net-zero economy.

  • Analysis of Brazil's decarbonisation policies in Tourism and activity mapping
  • Organising and attending technical expert group meetings
  • Developing criteria for Tourism sector decarbonisation
  • Integrating feedback from revision processes and consultations
  • Participating in capacity-building sessions
  • Master's degree in economics, engineering, or a related field; Ph.D. preferred
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English
  • 6+ years of professional experience in tourism or a related field
  • 3+ years in sustainable tourism with policy reform advisory experience
  • Knowledge of environmental, climate, and social standards in the sector
  • Regional experience in Latin America and Brazil
  • Experience in international cooperation projects

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 Tourism.

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 Tourism; 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 Tourism, who is highly proficient in both English and Portuguese, to contribute to the development of the Tourism 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 Tourism 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, and 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

Analyse Brazil's existing policies in the field of decarbonisation of Tourism and map their main activities against industrial codes (CNAE) 4.93

Participate in the organisation of and attend the meetings of technical expert groups, including the search and selection of relevant institutions and experts 2

Assist in the creation of criteria for decarbonisation of Tourism sectors, following international best practices and in accordance with the current conditions in Brazil 7

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

Participate in capacity-building sessions regarding the Tourism 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 Tourism 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 – October 2024

Assist in the creation of criteria for decarbonisation of Tourism sectors, following international best practices and in accordance with the current conditions in Brazil July – 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 – October 2024

Participate in capacity-building sessions regarding the Tourism criteria, if needed December 2024 – February 2025

Requirements

The consultant should have the following skills and experience:  

  • Education/training: university qualification (Master) in economics, engineering or a relevant related field. A Ph.D. in relevant topics is considered an advantage 
  • Language: Fluent in Portuguese and English 
  • General professional experience: At least 6 years of professional experience in the tourism sector, or another relevant field. 
  • Specific professional experience: 
  • 3 years of professional experience in sustainable tourism, or another relevant field 
  • Professional experience in advising on policy reform in the tourism sector 
  • 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) 
  • Regional experience: 1 years of experience in Latin America (region), 6 years of experience 
  • in Brazil (country) 
  • 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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