BACKGROUND In the context of a rapidly growing market for agri-carbon credits, the potential of farmers to tap into this market, and interest from food and drink retailers in using such mechanisms for offsetting/insetting carbon emissions through their supply chains, WWF is seeking to understand farm-level sequestration opportunities for agriculture in the UK, and how current carbon sequestration market mechanisms (both in the UK and elsewhere) could be applicable in a UK agriculture context. We also seek to further understand the detail behind proposed technological and innovative carbon sequestration solutions (such as BECCS and Biochar), regarding issues such as scientific rigour, credibility, feasibility, timescales, costs and environmental (and other) trade-offs. We are seeking an experienced consultant to help us develop this work which could serve as an initial externally sharable scoping document, and help inform our engagement with actors across the food sector as part of the aspiration of the WWF and Tesco partnership to halve the environmental impact of Britain's shopping basket by 2030. In particular, the WWF/Tesco Basket Metric has a specific objective on sequestration to "...increase the amount of agricultural land that is put into long-term carbon sequestration initiatives" . REPORTING TO: Responses and questions should be sent to Callum Weir, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org and Zoe Draisey, Water and Agriculture Policy Officer, email@example.com. We recommend that proposals are limited to eight sides in length. In your proposal, please include the following: A method statement to explain your proposed approach to carrying out the work. A brief project plan, showing key milestones and any interdependencies. Details about similar projects you have undertaken or your relevant experience in this field. A fee proposal including resource allocations and charging rates for all individuals, and any third-party costs. Confirmation that you would be to accept the WWF Standard Terms and Conditions as the basis for contracting. BUDGET RANGE: The budget for this work is between 20-30,000 including VAT. Deadline for proposals: 26th July 2021 (6pm).
The Living Planet Centre,Brewery Road
Contract value: 20000-30000
Published: 25 Jun 2021, Receipt by: 26 Jul 2021
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