[Call for country authors] Study on Democracy and Climate Action

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[Call for country authors] Study on Democracy and Climate Action
Background and purpose of the call

The European Network of Political Foundations – ENoP and its Working Group on Sustainable Development are coordinating the development of a Study on the correlation of democratic development/categories of regime and a country’s effort in addressing issues of climate change. Therefore, we are looking for six country experts to deliver case studies on the selected target countries and work with our lead author on the conclusions and policy recommendations.

The Study will target the following six countries, divided by categories used in the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index:

  • Full Democracy: The Netherlands and Canada
  • Flawed Democracy: Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa
  • Authoritarian: China

These case studies will provide a general account and specific examples of how the relevant country addresses climate change issues through land use planning decisions; they will be prepared in line with a structured template and methodology provided by the lead author and approved by the ENoP Secretariat and Working Group Sustainable Development.

Tasks to be performed
  • Working with the lead author, following his outlined methodology;
  • Developing the first draft of the case study for their target country by agreed deadline;
  • Applying recommendations given by the lead author for improving the first draft of the case study;
  • Preparing the final version of the case study of their target country by agreed deadline;
  • Developing key policy recommendations together with the lead author.
Profile and Expertise

Essential competencies and experience of country authors:

  • Proven expertise in governance structures and practice in the relevant country, in particular in relation to land use planning and environmental decision making.
  • Proven expertise in national climate policymaking, including both mitigation of climate emissions, and adaptation to climate impacts.
  • A demonstrated track record of writing in English to a high standard.

Expertise must be demonstrated by relevant post-graduate qualifications, or at least 3 years of relevant professional experience. Writing proficiency in English should be demonstrated by providing up to two studies, articles, or other pieces of work, which must have been written exclusively or primarily by the applicant. 

Desirable expertise of the country authors:

  • Relevant legal qualifications, particularly if they have a focus on the issues of environmental governance and climate change.
  • Experience in the preparation of environmental impact assessments, particularly for infrastructure projects.
  • Expertise in two or more of the following areas:
    • climate mitigation and/or adaptation in the field of transport infrastructure;
    • domestic energy supply issues, with a particular emphasis on climate mitigation and energy efficiency;
    • renewable energy infrastructure.

Expertise in these areas can be demonstrated by relevant postgraduate qualifications, or by evidence of project work on the relevant subjects (ideally by reference to published studies or articles authored or co-authored by the applicant).

Time Frame

Start of the assignment: 24 October 2022

First draft delivery: 25 November 2022

Case study delivery deadline: 30 December 2022

Presentation of Study on Launch Event: 28 February 2023

Study Components

Number of Days

 Initial call with author and first draft of the case study

2 days

 Reviewing lead author comments and final version of the case study

2 days

Mission’s Total Days

4 days

Application procedure

Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Links to published articles and studies
  • 3 recent relevant publications in pdf format or as a URL link
  • pdfs or URL links of additional publication would be considered an asset
  • Detailed service price quote for the assignment

Candidates should address their applications to ENoP Publications Editor Jasmina Mršo by email to: jasmina.mrso@enop.eu

Application deadline: 30 September 2022

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