Department of Environmental Affairs
Assignment: SOUTH AFRICA’S GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) MITIGATION POTENTIAL ANALYSIS
The Department of Environmental Affairs, in collaboration with GIZ, is seeking to appoint a qualified service provider to analyse South Africa’s greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential. South Africa has relatively high greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for a developing country, measured either per capita or by GHG intensity (emissions per unit of GDP).
Currently available analyses indicate that, unchecked by climate mitigation action, South Africa’s emissions could grow rapidly by 2050. The
majority of South Africa’s emissions arise from energy supply (electricity and liquid fuels) and use (mining, industry and transport), and mitigation actions with the largest emission reduction potential focus on these areas. In accordance with the National Climate Change Response Policy (2011), desired emission reduction outcomes for economic sectors will be defined on the basis of an in-depth assessment of the mitigation potential and best available mitigation options.
Objectives: The overall objective of this study is to present a set of viable options for reducing GHGs in key economic sectors. It is intended that this be done by identifying and analysing mitigation options. The scenarios presented should be realistic, aligned with national development objectives and based on best available information.
GIZ invites eligible and professional consulting companies with a local presence in South Africa to request the documentation to be completed from [email protected] by no later than 29 June 2012. Please quote reference #83113761 when requesting the documentation.