Technical Evaluators for Climate Change Proposals

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EASME LIFE 2017/028
Brussels
2022
As soon as possible, we are continuously to add to our expert pool

About LIFE

The LIFE programme is the EU’s main funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. LIFE began in 1992 and since that time has co-financed some 3954 projects across the EU, contributing approximately €3.1 billion to the protection of the environment. Find more information about the LIFE programme on the website.

In line with Framework Contract EASME LIFE 2017/028 concluded between the European Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), Stantec and Agreco, independent technical experts are sought to evaluate proposals received under the LIFE Programme.

This call is open to experts of any nationality with a high level of professional expertise in any of the fields listed below. All technical experts should be fluent in English (at least C1 level in the Common European Framework for Reference for Languages) and in at least one other EU official language and have previous experience in assessing and/or managing EU projects. Skills to evaluate the business implications of Close to Market projects are an asset.

Climate Change Mitigation

General Requirements:

  • Relevant educational background (e.g. environmental engineer, agronomy etc.) and proven professional competence of at least 4 years in an EU Member State and/or at the level of the European Union in climate change mitigation issues;
  • Proven experience in evaluating projects in the field of climate change mitigation, and;

Specialisms in the following thematic areas are particularly sought:

  • Development and implementation of local, regional and national plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in sectors NOT covered by the EU Emissions Trading System and in the Effort Sharing Decision i.e. transport and fuels, agriculture, construction (e.g. energy efficiency in buildings), land use, land use change and forestry;
  • Development and implementation of greenhouse gas accounting and climate change mitigation in the land use sector;
  • Development and implementation of land management practices which have an impact on emissions and removals of emissions;
  • Development and implementation of measures which enhance the functioning of the emissions trading system and which have an impact on energy and greenhouse gas intensive industrial production;
  • Development and implementation of projects focused on implementation of the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali amendment on ozone-depleting substances and the EU Regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases, and;
  • Development and implementation of projects to support greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting by relevant local, regional and national authorities.

Climate Change Adaptation

General Requirements:

  • Relevant educational background (e.g. urban development, agronomy, sustainable development etc.) and proven professional competence of at least 4 years in EU Member States and/or at the level of the European Union in climate change adaptation issues, and;
  • Proven experience in evaluating projects in the field of climate change adaptation.

Specialisms in the following thematic areas are particularly sought:

  • Development and implementation of urban adaptation and land use planning focused on limiting the impacts of climate change;
  • Designing for the climate resilience of infrastructure, including application of blue-green infrastructure and ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation;
  • Development and implementation of plans for the sustainable management of water in drought-prone areas, flooding and coastal management under climate change;
  • Development and implementation of plans to support enhancing the resilience of the agricultural, forestry and tourism sectors, including in island and mountain areas, and;
  • Provision of support to the EU's Outermost Regions including preparedness for extreme weather events, particularly in coastal areas.

Climate Change Governance & Information

General Requirements:

  • Relevant educational background (e.g. environmental sciences, political sciences, environmental law etc.) and proven professional competence of at least 4 years in climate change issues as well as in general communication issues in EU Member States and/or at the level of the EU, and;
  • Proven experience in evaluating projects in the field of climate change.

Specialisms in the following thematic areas are particularly sought:

  • Development and implementation of national 2030 climate and energy strategies and/or mid-century strategies;
  • Projects that incentivise behavioural change, mainstreaming emission reduction and resource efficiency actions in key sectors;
  • Development and implementation of assessments by relevant authorities of the functioning of the EU ETS;
  • Design and implementation of projects building capacities, raising awareness among end-users and the equipment distribution chain of fluorinated gases
  • Engagement in projects that focus on climate policy monitoring, assessment and ex post evaluation, and;
  • Development and implementation of projects focused on best practices and awareness-raising activities addressing adaptation needs.