International Consultant on Forest Dynamics (bio-physical) for National Circumstances for REL/RL
Application Deadline: Open until filled (Latest post date Feb 16, 2011)
City: Hanoi with travel inside Viet Nam
The UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) with the support of the three UN participating organizations FAO, UNDP and UNEP. One of the Programme’s three main outcomes is the improvement of institutional and technical capacity for national coordination to manage REDD+ in Viet Nam. Towards this outcome, FAO is supporting the development of Reference (Emission) Levels (REL/RL). While there is no definitive guidance from the UNFCCC or the IPCC on the development of RL/RELs to date, there are indications of the kind of information that will be applied in establishing these and developing countries are requested by the UNFCCC to develop “a national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level or, if appropriate, as an interim measure, subnational forest reference emission levels and/or forest reference levels, in accordance with national circumstances (…)” (paragraph 71(b) of UNFCCC Decision -/CP.16, 10 December 2010). This assignment will identify which national circumstances can be considered in building RL/RELs for Viet Nam, at the national and sub-national levels.
The analysis will involve a consultation process with key national stakeholders in the field. The national level analysis will then be utilized as a key document/framework to conduct quantification or further elaboration of the national circumstances. The International consultant will work closely with all members of the Sub-technical Working Group on MRV, under the National REDD Working Group and external inputs (i.e. consultants) to provide technical options, specifically in the identification of “National Circumstances” for REL/RL establishment. The assignment will be undertaken jointly with an international consultant and a second national consultant.
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