The Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL), through its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has articulated its intention to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 7% by 2030 in the energy sector – relative to 2010 emissions data. It proposes to do so through mitigation-focused interventions, which includes increasing the uptake of renewable energy technology, primarily by way of electric vehicles (EVs).
To this end, the Department of Sustainable Development and the Energy Division have been undertaking efforts to increase the uptake of EVs in Saint Lucia. One of these interventions is the execution of a three-year project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Project entitled, “Supporting the Shift to Electric Mobility in Saint Lucia (GEF 7 EV),” aims to accelerate the introduction of electric mobility in Saint Lucia through capacity-building and electric vehicle demonstration and prepare it for scaling-up and replication through the development of electric mobility policies, business models and finance schemes.
It comprises four components: 1) Institutionalization of low-carbon electric mobility, 2) Short term barrier removal through low-carbon e-mobility demonstrations, 3) Preparing for scale-up and replication of low-carbon electric mobility and 4) Long-term environmental sustainability of low-carbon electric mobility.
Objectives of the Assignment: To recruit the services of a qualified individual to effectively fulfil the role of Chief Technical Advisor, as outlined in the duties that follow.
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