Call to Partner in Promoting Action for Climate Empowerment

The secretariat seeks to engage into a partnership to promote activities focusing on climate education, training, public awareness, public access to information, public participation, international cooperation and youth at national, regional, and global levels.

Background

The critical role of education in the global climate change response was recognised in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as in Article 6 of the UNFCCC and Article 12 of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. In 2016 a decision was taken to rename Article 6 of the Convention as Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) focusing on education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, international cooperation, and youth. The Conference of the Parties (COP), at its eighteenth session, adopted the Doha work programme on ACE, and requested the UNFCCC secretariat to catalyse collaborative training initiatives and projects to promote an effective implementation of Article 6 of the Convention at the international, regional and national levels in cooperation with Parties, international organizations, NGOs, youth organizations and development partners.

Opportunity for partnerships with Action for Climate Empowerment

Call to enhance the implementation of the ‘Doha Work Programme on Article 6 of the Convention’ through partnerships that promote activities focusing on education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, international cooperation, and youth.

Scope of the intended partnerships

The secretariat seeks to engage into partnerships related to ACE as mandated in the Doha Work Programme.

The secretariat hereby invites entities interested in entering into such partnerships to submit their proposals following section IV below.

Submission of a proposal for partnerships

Entities interested in entering into a partnership with the secretariat under this call for proposal should submit their formal proposal to partnerships@unfccc.int.

In its proposal the entity should:

  1. Reference this call for proposal
  2. Indicate the scope, objectives and duration of the proposed partnership and, if applicable, the financial value of the entity’s contribution;
  3. With supporting documentation, address to the extent possible, its capacity to enter into and implement the partnership (including proof of juridical personality, evidence of sound financial management and proof of technical capabilities to carry out the partnership);
  4. To the extent possible, and with supporting documentation state whether and how it meets each of the eligibility criteria set out in the annexe to the UNFCCC Guidelines. Indicate any relevant present and/or past activity or advocacy that took place concerning these criteria;
  5. Confirm through a formal statement that it does not meet any of the exclusionary criteria set out in the annexe of the UNFCCC Guidelines, indicating any relevant present and/or past activity or advocacy concerning these criteria;
  6. Include a statement of its intention to fully comply with the terms of a partnership agreement to be agreed with the secretariat, as outlined in the UNFCCC Guidelines*;
  7. Indicate any requirements regarding the use of the UNFCCC name and logo following paragraph 29 of the UNFCCC Guidelines.

The secretariat will review proposals for partnerships in accordance with section V below.

The secretariat reserves the right to reject or propose modifications to any proposal, informing the proponent accordingly.

In case of any questions, and/or clarifications required, prospective partners are encouraged to contact the secretariat by email at partnerships@unfccc.int.

*The specific requirements of partnership agreements with the UNFCCC secretariat are outlined in paragraph 39 of the UNFCCC Guidelines.

Due diligence process and selection of partner

In selecting its partners, the secretariat shall respect the process of due diligence set out in the annexe to the UNFCCC Guidelines, which includes the application of eligibility and exclusionary criteria.

The prospective partner responding to this call for proposal shall, therefore, disclose to the secretariat all relevant information that will allow the secretariat to conduct due diligence.

If, further to the due diligence process, the entity is found to be a suitable partner for the secretariat, and if, in accordance with the UNFCCC Guidelines, the entity’s proposal is selected for a partnership under this call for proposal, the secretariat will inform the entity accordingly and a partnership agreement will be concluded in writing in accordance with the UNFCCC Guidelines.