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Local consultant for the Brazilian Sustainable Taxonomy - Mining

Climate Bonds Initiative


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Join Climate Bonds Initiative to Shape Brazil's Sustainable Mining Future


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São Paulo Brazil

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The Climate Bonds Initiative is a leading international NGO dedicated to mobilizing investment for climate change solutions. At this pivotal moment, we are engaged in an exciting project to develop Brazil's sustainable taxonomy. This role offers the chance to contribute to significant environmental and social impacts, technological advancements, and the sustainable growth of the Brazilian economy.

Role Summary:

  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of decarbonisation policies in the Brazilian Extractive Industries.
  • Lead the organization and attendance of technical expert group meetings.
  • Develop criteria for the Extractive Industries sector in line with international best practices.
  • Incorporate feedback from revision processes and public consultation into taxonomy drafts.
  • Facilitate capacity-building sessions pertaining to the Extractive Industries criteria.

Role Requirements:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field, with a Ph.D. as an added advantage.
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English (C1-level).
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the mining or energy sector.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in sustainable mining or related fields.
  • Familiarity with environmental, climate, and social standards relevant to the sector.
  • Regional experience in Latin America, with at least 5 years in Brazil.
  • Development cooperation project experience is a plus.
  • Prior involvement with sustainable taxonomies is beneficial.

Climate Bonds Initiative offers a competitive daily rate, with potential travel and extra costs covered separately. Payments are quarterly, based on deliverable submissions and monthly timesheets.

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 partner 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. 

Climate Bonds is seeking an experienced consultant with expertise in Extractive Industries, who is highly proficient in both English and Portuguese, to contribute to the development of the Extractive Industries technical screening criteria of the Brazil Sustainable Taxonomy, comprised of a) a screening tool that help 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. 

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-five (25) business days of the consultant, to be split into the outputs below: 

Expected Outputs, Days and Completion Date 

  1. Analyse Brazil's existing policies in the field of decarbonisation of Extractive Industries (mining) and map their main activities against industrial codes (CNAE) - 5 days (June-July 2024) 
  1. Participate in the organisation of and attend the meetings of technical expert groups, including the search and selection of relevant institutions and experts - 3 days (June – October 2024) 
  1. 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 - 8 days (July – October 2024) 
  1. 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 days (July – October 2024) 
  1. Participate in capacity-building sessions regarding the Extractive Industries (mining) criteria, if needed – 2 days (December 2024 – February 2025) 

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. 


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: C1-level language proficiency in Portuguese and English 
  • General professional experience: 5 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)  
  • Regional experience: 2 years of experience in Latin America (region), and 5 years of experience in Brazil (country) 
  • Development cooperation (DC) experience: previous experience in DC projects is considered an advantage 
  • Other: previous relevant experience with sustainable taxonomies 


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, following the proposed timeline; (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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