Inter-American bank seeks carbon finance, efficiency consultant

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to support an energy efficiency and carbon finance program for Latin America. Responses are due April 23.

The bank seeks assistance in mainstreaming energy efficiency in key economic sectors and in providing carbon finance advisory services such as development of Clean Development Mechanism projects to offset carbon dioxide emissions.

In November, the IADB launched an initiative to support regional renewable energy investments in Latin America, focusing on energy efficiency, biofuels, carbon finance, and adaptation to the risks of climate change. (HNN 12/1/06)

In the current solicitation, the bank plans to develop a short-list of consulting firms that will be invited to submit proposals for activities on a retainer basis. Work is expected to start in June for a maximum contract value of US$150,000.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by mail or e-mail to the address below by noon April 23. For information, contact David Wilk or Juan Pablo Bonilla, Environment Division, Sustainable Development Department, Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20577 USA; E-mail: davidw@iadb.org, jbonilla@iadb.org.

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