The Government of Sint Maarten wants to transform Sint Maarten’s existing methods of disposing solid waste at the two landfills on Pond Island into an integrated system of solid waste management.
Currently, most of the solid waste collected in neighborhoods ends up in these landfills, which were not designed to handle the types and volume of waste disposed of there. The main landfill has grown considerably in the last two decades. Likewise, the adjacent landfill – known as the ‘Irma Dump’ – is also quickly accumulating larger waste materials, such as discarded furniture and waste from construction sites.
Deadline: 31-May-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective is to generate knowledge to support PICs to better implement policies for reduction of single-use plastics and strategies for adoption of less environmentally damaging alternatives. To achieve this objective, the consultants will assess the economic, policy, and institutional needs for supporting reduction of plastics pollution through potential policies to limit the import, production, sale and use of single-use plastics and identification and assessment of environmentally sustainable and economically feasible alternatives. This will involve assessing the scale of single-use plastics waste; an analysis of economic, social, and environmental costs of single-use plastics and potential alternatives; and identification of policies, incentives and market-based instruments that can effectively incentivize greener choices and steer economic activity towards less environmentally damaging practices and products; and/or to provide disincentives to discourage the demand for plastics products that have adverse environmental impacts.
Deadline: 15-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is looking for a communications consultancy firm to produce both written and visual communication products as well as support events that capture the impact of the programs and share the data and knowledge produced by the team. The firm should be based in Jakarta and deliver specific communications products in close coordination with the World Banks ENB communications team. The broad scope of work includes developing a range of high quality and tailored communication products and services to support the teams sustainable landscape and oceans agenda. While the ENB team will request specific materials (as outlined below), the consulting firm’s is also expected to support the ENB Communication Specialist/Coordinator in developing a robust communication plan to disseminate, increase awareness, visibility and profile of the program, including in providing strategic support and advice on potential risk and issues management.
This week I was at the G7 meeting in France’s northern city of Metz, discussing biodiversity with Environment Ministers from the Group of Seven countries (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States), along with delegations from countries such as Egypt, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Niger and Norway. Thanks to France’s leadership, the G7 meetings culminated in what is known as the Metz Charter on Biodiversity, elevating biodiversity on the global agenda.
Deadline: 20-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The overall objective of this assignment is to contribute to disaster risk management related research and policy advice in support of ECOWAS as well as capacity enhancement interventions to benefit ECOWAS member states and key stakeholders like media, academia, civil society organizations, NGOs and the private sector to better contribute in the implementation of DRR activities in West Africa. More specifically, the assignment has three main objectives a) Provide policy research related to flood and disaster management in the ECOWAS region; b) Provide a pre-feasibility study for regional flood forecasting, early warning and open data management c) Facilitate training and capacity enhancement for ECOWAS secretariat and experts from member states related disaster risk management.
Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The proposed program of interventions on and around Lake Victoria are expected to contribute to improve transport connectivity and sustainability. Whilst local impacts are identified and addressed in site specific ESIA, the lake ecosystem is large, complex, multi-dimensional and dynamic. Understanding the social and environmental issues thus requires comprehensive observation and management at the catchment scale in a holistic manner. Given the wider scope of the interventions on the Lake Victoria basin (both at the ports, but also with the lake itself), with knock-on or cumulative effects on the lakes overall catchment area, a strategic planning framework for the development and protection of the lake, its dependents, and associated infrastructure is critically important. This assignment is designed to support the LVBC do that. Continue reading →
“Peatlands are sexy!” They aren’t words you would normally associate with peatlands, but judging from the large audience that participated in the lively discussion on financing peatland restoration in Indonesia at the “Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands Matter” conference, held May 18 in Jakarta, it seems to be true. The observation was made by Erwin Widodo, one of the speakers in the World Bank-hosted panel discussion at the event.
Deadline: 18-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank (WB) is initiating a new technical assistance activity focused on Renewable Energy Resource Mapping in Laos, with funding from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). The initial focus will be on small hydro mapping, with other components potentially added in the future depending on funding availability and client demand.
It’s time to take some of the qualities of smart technology – capable, cross-cutting and transformative – and apply them to the way we manage one of our most fundamental natural resources: forests.
What does it mean to be “forest smart”? In essence, it has to do with taking a comprehensive look at landscapes to understand how forests are being affected by activities in other sectors, and how to enhance the benefits that we derive from forests.
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