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Local consultant for the Brazilian Sustainable Taxonomy - Manufacturing Expert

Climate Bonds Initiative

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Join Climate Bonds Initiative's mission to drive sustainable development in Brazil's manufacturing industry

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S√£o Paulo Brazil

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The Climate Bonds Initiative is a leading international NGO focused on mobilizing investment for climate solutions. At a pivotal moment, we are embarking on a groundbreaking project to develop Brazil's sustainable taxonomy, a keystone in transforming its manufacturing sector towards a greener and more resilient economy. This is your chance to be part of a critical initiative shaping Brazil's commitment to climate, environmental, and social impacts.

  • Conduct in-depth policy analysis and map activities for decarbonization in manufacturing.
  • Collaborate with technical expert groups and develop decarbonization criteria aligned with international standards.
  • Incorporate feedback from revision processes and public consultations into taxonomy drafts.
  • Engage in capacity-building sessions to implement the taxonomy within Brazil's government and industries.
  • Master's degree in a relevant field; Ph.D. is advantageous.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English.
  • At least 6 years' professional experience in manufacturing, with a focus on sustainability.
  • Knowledge in environmental/climate/social standards and sustainable taxonomies.
  • Regional experience in Latin America, with a focus on Brazil.
  • International cooperation project experience is highly valued.

As a consultant, you will receive a competitive daily rate and be supported with any additional, approved expenses. Your contributions will be rewarded quarterly following the submission and approval of deliverables.

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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries). . 

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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries). ; 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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries). , who is highly proficient in both English and Portuguese, to contribute to the development of the Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries).  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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries).  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-three business days of the consultant, to be split into the outputs according to the table below: 

Analyse Brazil's existing policies in the field of decarbonisation of Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries).  and map their main activities against industrial codes (CNAE) 5

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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries).  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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries).  criteria, if needed 2

Total 23

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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries).  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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries). ¬†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 Manufacturing (hard-to-abate industries). ¬†criteria, if needed December 2024 ‚Äď February 2025

Requirements

he consultant should have the following skills and experience:  

  • Education/training: university qualification (Master) in economics, engineering, agronomy, 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 manufacturing sector, or another relevant field¬†
  • Specific professional experience:¬†
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in greening the manufacturing sector¬†
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in greening hard-to-abate industries¬†
  • Professional experience in advising on policy reform in the manufacturing 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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