eC2: An assessment on preventing leakage of single-use and other forms of plastics into the marine environment in Pacific Island Countries.

Deadline:  31-May-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) eu-plastic-regels-2019

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.

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eC2: Assessments for Maritime Connectivity, Vulnerability and Strategic Needs in Pacific Island

Deadline:   07-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)sunrise-phu-quoc-island-ocean.jpg

This activity package will be for:
(i) An assessment of international and domestic maritime connectivity between PICs and main gateway ports for efficient regional connectivity;
(ii) A vulnerability assessment of maritime infrastructure and operations to natural disasters, severe weather events and climate change with consideration to consequences for maritime safety;
(iii) A strategic needs assessment of immediate infrastructure priorities in the PICs to promote blue economy development, particularly in tourism, passenger transport, fisheries, and domestic and international trade.

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