Call for Applications: Consultant required to produce a guide on post-legislative scrutiny of climate and environment legislation

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Call for Applications: Consultant required to produce a guide on post-legislative scrutiny of climate and environment legislation

November 02nd, 2020

WFD works with parliaments, political parties, and civil society groups as well as on elections to help make countries’ political systems fairer and more inclusive, accountable and transparent. Recognising that there are strong linkages between the urgent action needed to address climate and environmental crises and action to strengthen democracy, WFD has recently launched an Environmental Democracy Initiative.

As parliaments start to pay more attention to their responsibility to monitor the extent to which the laws they have passed are implemented as intended and have the expected impact, Post-Legislative Scrutiny (PLS) is emerging as a new dimension within the oversight role of parliament.

Building upon the current, generic documentation on PLS, the purpose of this assignment is to develop a new Guide outlining an approach to assessing the implementation and the impact of climate and environmental legislation adopted and in force at national level. PLS on climate and environmental legislation poses specific challenges, owing not only to a lack of data, but to, inter alia, the increasing complexity and the need for oversight coordination which is intrinsic to the much-needed mainstreaming of climate and environmental considerations across sectors and government departments such as energy, infrastructure, agriculture and economics. This mainstreaming is expected to extend to virtually all government departments, in keeping with the integration of climate and environmental targets across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

If you would like to be considered, please first read the Terms of Reference, then send the following documents to Rafael Jimenez Aybar, WFD’s Environmental Democracy Adviser, Rafael.jiminezaybar@wfd.org, by no later than 16 November 2020, 23:59pm (UK time):

  • Application letter;
  • CV, incl. 2 reference persons;
  • Short paper (between 1,000 and 1,500 words) with proposed methodology and comments on substance of the assignment;
  • Financial proposal (up to 6,000 GBP max.);
  • Sample of recent publication or written consultancy output.

 

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