Newsletter no. 02/19

Expression d’intérêt: la Fondation KliK cherche des organisations partenaires pour acquérir des ITMOs. (en anglais)

Invitation to “Expression of Interest”: the KliK Foundation is looking for partner organisations for the procurement of ITMOs.

Dear newsletter subscribers

As explained in our last newsletter, the KliK Foundation is planning a first call for proposals in the spring, in order to source miti­gation acti­vities that will generate ITMOs after 2020.

In order to develop such a portfolio of miti­gation acti­vities, KliK aims to cooperate with approved partner orga­ni­sa­tions. These orga­ni­sa­tions will be invited to take part in our planned calls for proposals.

The KliK Foundation now invites private orga­ni­sa­tions and government agencies to apply as partners for the procu­rement of ITMOs by submitting an “Expression of Interest” (EoI). Appli­ca­tions can be submitted on the website inter­na­ until 1 March 2019. The Foundation will keep looking for partner orga­ni­sa­tions after this date and will perio­di­cally renew its invi­tation to EoI.

Who is this invitation to EoI aimed at?

This invi­tation to EoI is aimed at private orga­ni­sa­tions and government agencies inter­ested in planning and imple­menting miti­gation acti­vities suitable for the gene­ration of ITMOs. Such potential partners include government agencies tasked with the imple­men­tation of climate policy instru­ments, as well as project deve­lopers, consulting firms, investors, non-govern­mental orga­ni­sa­tions, industry asso­cia­tions or companies with parti­cu­larly high-emission production faci­lities or with access to relevant key techno­logies.

Private orga­ni­sa­tions must demons­trate that they have the capacity required to plan and implement such often nationwide acti­vities, either alone or within a consortium.

There are no restric­tions as to the partner orga­ni­sa­tions’ geographic origin.

Are government agencies and private organisations treated differently?

The coope­rative approaches set out under the Paris Agreement give parti­ci­pating countries a central role. Selected acti­vities must thus be reco­gnised as suitable by the partner country and by Switzerland before a contract can be signed for the purchase of ITMOs by the KliK Foundation.

Also, the partner country’s competent government agencies must be actively involved in order to define the rela­tionship between an activity and the country’s national climate policy, and specify the method for deter­mining ITMOs.

Government agencies therefore enjoy a privi­leged status and can register directly as partner orga­ni­sa­tions with their “Expression of Interest”.

Where to submit an “Expression of Interest”?

Both private orga­ni­sa­tions and government agencies are asked to apply online via the website inter­na­

When is the first call for proposals scheduled and which requirements must mitigation activities meet?

KliK plans to carry out a first call for proposals in spring 2019. Using an “open oppor­tu­nities call”, we want to esta­blish a first inventory of the potential and capacity for acti­vities in specific indus­tries and specific countries.

Each proposal submitted by a private partner orga­ni­sation must be accom­panied by an official letter from the partner country’s competent government agency, affirming its intention to support the activity and, where appro­priate, enter bila­teral talks with the Swiss government (“Letter of Intent”).

More detailed requi­re­ments will be published for each call for proposals. Proposals selected by the Foundation will be further deve­loped in a separate procedure. More details will be published in due time.

How do I stay informed?

Partner orga­ni­sa­tions whose EoI has been approved are kept informed via publi­ca­tions and calls for proposals. It is further possible to subscribe to our openly acces­sible newsletter, which will serve to commu­nicate major infor­mation concerning KliK’s procu­rement process.

Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset KliK

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8032 Zurich - Switzerland

Phone +41 44 224 60 05