CT0004 International Consultant – Regional Technical Advisor Forest and Markets – Asia Pacific

Mangrove trees in the water on a tropical island. An ecosystem in the Philippines, a mangrove forest.

Other | Consultancy only contract - 12 months fixed term | Up to USD 87,000, depending on skills and experience

Consultant required – Regional Technical Advisor Forest and Markets – Asia Pacific – Fixed Term 12 Months

WCMC works in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on UN-REDD Programme support to nationally led REDD+ processes, promoting the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and local communities, in REDD+ implementation. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) was agreed by Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to create financial value for the carbon stored in forests by offering incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in low-carbon paths to sustainable development. The UN-REDD programme supports nationally led REDD+ processes to curb deforestation and forest degradation, which accounts for approximately 17% of carbon emissions, more than the entire global transportation sector and second only to the energy sector. It is now clear that stabilizing global average temperature rise within two degrees Celsius will be impossible to achieve without reducing emissions from the forest sector.

Given the challenge that Asia Pacific countries are facing with respect to deforestation, forestry and other land-use practices in order to meet climate and biodiversity targets, and the need to scale up sustainable public and private finance and investment to make this a reality, WCMC is seeking an experienced consultant to actively support a number of activities aiming to facilitate access to markets and finance for REDD+ activities in Asia Pacific countries, in direct collaboration with UNEP’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and the UN-REDD team.

Please review the attached TORS document below, and if you would like to apply please follow the link below to upload your covering letter and CV. Thank you.

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