Environmental Project Information

Below please find summaries of sample environmental projects. This is only a small cross section of the multitude of environmental projects that de Romilly and de Romilly Limited have have headed or been part of over the years. For a complete list please turn to our corporate profile.

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Project: Samoa Climate Resilience Investment Programme (CRIP) - Situation Analysis

Client: World Bank, Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Government of Samoa.

Tasks: Retained by World Bank as Team Leader/Climate Change Adaptation Specialist to undertake comprehensive situation analysis, including preparation of climate risk profiles, institutional/legal/policy analyses, assessment of the current status of community based adaptation and ecosystem based adaptation in Samoa, and development of a framework for adoption of an appropriate mix of hard and soft engineering interventions for climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to guide the implementation of Samoa’s US$30 million Climate Resilience Investment Programme (CRIP) funded through the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) under the Climate Investment Fund (CIF). July 2012 to January 2013

Contacts:  Mr. Sam Wedderburn, Pacific PPCR Program Manager, World Bank, Washington, USA.
Tel: 202 473 0443  E.mail:| swedderburn@worldbank.org



Project: Dominica Low Carbon Climate Resilient Strategy

Client: World Bank, Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Government of Dominica

Tasks: World Bank staff consultant retained as Team Leader/Climate Change Mainstreaming Specialist as part of technical team retained by the World Bank to assist the Government of  Dominica in the development of its US$65 million Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) funded through the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) under the Climate Investment Fund (CIF). The preparation of Dominica’s Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Strategy andSPCR - a 10-year national strategy and investment program for low carbon climate resilient development - required a process of scoping, reviewing, analysis and integration of possible ongoing plans and programs. The assignment involved coordinating, at the national, district and local levels, a series of Risk Assessments, Capacity Assessments, Climate Resilience Assessments, and the identification of a range of feasible technology and investment options for building a low carbon climate resilient “Green Economy”. Assisted the PPCR Private Sector Thematic Working Group in the identification of viable technology and investment options to address priority climate change risks to Dominica’s private sector. Proposed investment options include the establishment of a sustainable financing mechanism to provide sustainable, long-term support for the implementation of priority mitigation and adaptation measures under the Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Strategy and compendium Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR). A cost-benefit analysis was undertaken of proposed investment options to define the economic benefits of proposed investment options. Assisted the Government in organizing and convening an international donor’s and development partners meeting to mobilize financing for Dominica’s Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Strategy, which has been registered by the Government of Dominica as the country’s National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in furtherance of resolutions concluded at the Sixteenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP16).  August 2011 to June 2012.

Contacts: Justin Locke, Program Manager, World Bank, Washington, USA. Tel: 202 431 4209. E.mail: jlocke@worldbank.org

 

Project: Supporting Government Planning in Building Climate Resilience in Nepal (TA-7524 NEP)

Client: Asian Development Bank, World Bank, International Financial Corporation (IFC), Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Government of Nepal


Tasks: Retained by the World Bank/Asian Development Bank/International Financial Corporation (IFC) as Team Leader under the Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance (TA) to support the Government of Nepal in the development of its US$110 million Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) funded through the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) under the Climate Investment Fund (CIF). The preparation of Nepal’s SPCR - a national program and priorities for enhancing climate resilience - required a process of scoping, reviewing, analysis and integration of possible ongoing plans and programs. The assignment involved coordinating, at the national, district and local levels, a series of Risk Assessments, Adaptive Capacity Assessments, and Climate Resilience Assessments, and the identification of a range of feasible options for building climate resilience in accordance with the PPCR objectives and design elements. The team assisted the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and the National Planning Commission (NPC) in organizing a series of workshops and national consultations to facilitate understanding among stakeholders regarding the approach of reviewing, analysis and prioritization of possible climate change adaptation plans, and in identifying viable adaptation technologies/options and associated costs. Undertook a series of consultations with international and regional development partners to identify current and proposed financing for Nepal’s climate change programs and ensure synergy with the proposed PPCR investment program. Assisted the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and the Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the identification of viable technology and investment options to address priority climate change risks to Nepal’s private sector. The assignment also involves the design of appropriate institutional and financial management structures – including the establishment of a Climate Change Risk Management Capacity within the Ministry of Environment - to ensure the timely, transparent and efficient disbursement of the US$110 million PPCR funds in accordance with World Bank/ADB / IFC Guidelines. June to November 2010. 


Contacts:  Cindy Malvacini, South Asia PPCR Program Manager, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, Tel: (632) 632-5197. E.mail: cmalvicini@adb.org

 

Project: Organic Dominica

Client: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Dominica

de romilly & de romilly  labour consultantsTasks: Retained by the as International Technbical Adviser to support the development of Organic Dominica, a 10-year investment program based on the vision of transforming Dominica into an environmentally sound Organic Island and health and wellness destination, thereby creating the enabling environment for sustainable development within the context of a re-energized green economy. Coordinated and facilitated the convening of a National Consultation to develop the 10 year US$150 million investment program. February to March 2010.

Contacts: Dr. Mark Griffith, Program Manager, UNEP SIDS-ROLAC, Panama City, Tel: 507-305-3125.

 

 

Project: Protecting Island Biodiversity and Traditional Culture in Pacific Island Communities through Community-Based Climate Change Risk Assessment

Client: Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Cook Islands)

Protecting Island Biodiversity and Traditional Culture in Pacific Island Communities through Community-Based Climate Change Risk AssessmentTasks: Retained by the as Climate Change Specialist for the project funded under the Asian Development Bank’s Small Grants Activities (SGA) program. Providing technical assistance to undertake a community climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning/management through incorporation of ecosystem approaches more explicitly addressing the natural resource assets of the community. Assisted four vulnerable communities develop community vulnerability atlases and community adaptation plans  utilising Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping techniques which were geo-referenced on the National Land Use Plan utilising Geographic Information System (GIS) techniology. December 2009 to August 2010.

Contacts: Dr. Edy Brotoisworo, Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank, Tel:632-632-5332.

 

Project: Dominica Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project

Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Global  Environment Facility (GEF)

Dominica Sustainable Land Management (SLM) ProjectTasks: Retained as International Technical Adviser to the Government of Dominica for the US1 million project that will develop national capacities for sustainable land management and climate change management in appropriate government, civil society institutions and user groups, and mainstream sustainable land management considerations into government planning and strategy development. Key outputs of the project include:

Output 1 - Comprehensive Environmental and Resource Management Legislationdeveloped through broad-based consultative process;

Output 2- Community Resource Maps, Vulnerability Atlases and Resource Management Plans  DEVELOPED BY COMMUNITIES – geo-referenced with hand-held GPS and integrated into central data-base with access by all government and communities;

Output 3 - Resource Management Plans developed at community, local and national level and integrated into central data-base with access by all government and communities. January 2009 to December 2010.

Contacts: Dr. Reynold Murray, United Nations Development Program, Barbados, Tel:246-467-6014.

 

Project:  Caribbean Carbon Neutral Tourism Project

Client: Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC)

Caribbean Carbon Neutral Tourism ProjectTasks: Assisted the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) in the development of the US$1.25 million project funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) under the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI) that is to assist the Caribbean region in responding to climate change by enhancing its climate resilience. The project seeks to devise ways of attracting new sources of financing for: (i) the scaling-up of low carbon investments in the tourism sector; and (ii) reducing the sector’s vulnerability to climate change. The four countries that will be used as pilot sites for the Project are: The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. The Project will finance: (a) an assessment of the carbon footprint of the tourism sector and evaluation of appropriate renewable energy and low carbon approaches/technologies to reduce its footprint; (b) identification/development of financial mechanisms to establish carbon neutrality for the tourism sector in the Caribbean; (c) preparation of the program to access Climate Investment Fund (CIF) funding for integrating climate resilience within the tourism sector. January 2008 to June 2009.

Contacts: Dr. U O’D Trotz, Caribbean Climate Change Centre, Tel: 011-501-822-1094.

 

Project: Enhancing Capacity for Adaptation to Climate Change (ECACC)

Client:  United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC)

Enhancing Capacity for Adaptation to Climate ChangeTasks: Retained as Team Leader and Climate Change Adaptation Policy Specialist under the £450,000 2-yaes project that’s assists 5 British Caribbean Territories (Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Caiman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands) in the formulation of their National Climate Change Policy and Action Plan. The development of these adaptation and mitigation  policies in each Caribbean British Territory includes a vulnerability assessment to evaluate climate change impacts on key social, environmental and economic elements, and incorporate a comprehensive review and evaluation of existing mitigation/adaptation-related legislation and institutional structures, their application and enforcement, and the identification of potential opportunities for improvement. The resulting Issues Paper serves as the basis for the development, through a broad-based consultative process, of the National Climate Change Policy and Action Plan in each British Caribbean Overseas Territory.

Contacts: Anna Ballance, United Kingdom Department of International Development (DFID), Tel: 440-207-0230120

 

 

Project Name: South AsiaClimate Change Implementation Plan (CCIP)


Client:  Asian Development Bank

Task:

  1. South AsiaClimate Change Implementation PlanRetained as Climate Change Specialist to assist the ADB’s South Asia Regional Department (SARD) in the development, through regional and country consultation, of a Climate Change Implementation Plan (CCIP) for South Asia Developing Member Countries DMCs (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.). The South Asia Climate Change Implementation Plan (CCIP) serves to identify ADB’s climate change investments (including capital investments)  and to continuously develop and update the Bank’s three-year project pipeline from 2009 to 2011 comprising of loans, technical assistances (TAs), and grants to be incorporated into the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for each country and South Asia regional CPS. The CCIP also serves to identify opportunities for accessing additional climate change funding mechanisms in support of South Asia DMCs respective climate change programs. Assisted ADB and the Government of Nepal in start-up activities for the US$50 million Pilot program on Climate Resilience (PPCR) funded through the US$6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF). October 2008 – April 2009
  2. Retained by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as Climate Change Specialistto support the Government of Nepal in identifying prospective opportunities to address climate change risk management and adaptation. Served as a resource person during the National Fact-Finding Workshop, assisting stakeholders to design project outputs and activities that strengthen Nepal's adaptive response and risk resilience to climate change impacts. Advised the ADB on possible climate change adaptation pilots, that ADB may consider financing through its climate adaptation funding mechanisms. Undertook an  assessment of Nepal’s current and planned adaptation efforts, in addition to climate change adaptation program being undertaken by NGOs, and other donors, and developed a ADB CRMA Road Map for climate change adaptation in alignment with ADB’s country partnership strategy (CPS) and Nepal’s NAPA and other adaptation policy and planning instruments. July 2008 – September 2008

Contact: Cindy Malvicini, Natural Resources and Social Services Division, South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank. Tel (632) 632-5197

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