Service procurement notice for climate change project in Russia and Eastern Neighbourhood countries made public
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 8 / Trend /
The European Commission published a service procurement notice for a €7 million contract for the first component of the Clima East Programme: support to climate change mitigation and adaptation in Russia and Eastern Neighbourhood countries, ENPI Info Center reported.
Clima East is a project package consisting of a maximum of €11 million for pilot projects on ecosystems approaches to climate change (separate contract) and a maximum of €7 million for this particular service contract.
The overall objective of Clima East is to support partner countries so that they are better equipped for greenhouse gas emission reductions and better prepared to deal with climate change impacts.
The specific objective is to foster improved climate change policies, strategies and market mechanisms in the partner countries that are well informed about the EU 'acquis', by supporting regional cooperation and improving information access to EU climate change policies, laws and expertise.
The duration of the project is 48 months, with a provisional start date of August 2012.
The main project elements which are planned under the service contract include technical cooperation, capacity building, regional seminars, expert facility, information work on the EU climate 'acquis'.
The work will be organised according to 2 components, one for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and one for Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova.
Edited by: A.Badalova