Coming Soon: Request for Proposals on Climate
For example, the sector needs to identify and target regions where the climate benefits from cookstoves will be greatest, including areas where environmental degradation is a major concern. Unsustainable harvesting of fuelwood can contribute to fuel shortages and net greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in areas experiencing or at risk of sustained environmental impact. Further information on the impacts of firewood collection on land degradation would help identify areas of greatest potential environmental degradation, thus helping to identify areas where scaling up of clean cookstove and fuel programs could maximize environmental benefits.
Next Monday, June 18, we will release a request for proposals (RFP) entitled Multiscale Geospatial Mapping of Non Renewable Fuel Harvesting for Biomass Fuels. The main objective of this RFP is to develop geospatial estimates of the fraction of non-renewable biomass (fNRB) at national and sub-national levels for Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, thus enabling clean cookstove and fuel programs to incorporate environmental concerns, including sustainability of fuelwood and potential carbon offsets, into their planning processes. As much as $500,000 will be available for a project funded under RFP 12-2.