The Swedish Energy Agency is seeking Article 6 activities in the Dominican Republic

The Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) is seeking to sign mitigation outcome purchase agreement(s) with one or several actors to enable the implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation activities in the Dominican Republic. For this purpose, a public procurement process is being launched and actors are invited to submit Mitigation Activity Design Documents (MADD), which will be evaluated by the SEA.

The Swedish Energy Agency is looking for one or several activities that can deliver emission reductions, suitable for transfer under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. The recently launched public procurement process is open to any actor that can propose a GHG mitigation activity in the Dominican Republic, that is suitable for Article 6. Activities will need to be authorized by the government of the Dominican Republic and live up to requirements on environmental integrity, sustainable development and transformational impact – while enabling increased mitigation ambition.

Parallel to the public procurement process, the SEA and the Dominican Republic are in dialogue about how a bilateral Article 6 cooperation between the two countries might look.

This is the first public procurement process for Article 6 activities launched by the SEA. Since there is yet no agreement on Article 6 rules from the UNFCCC negotiations, implementation of Article 6 activities will require flexibility and openness to changing circumstances. The SEA is considering launching additional procurement processes, directed at other potential Article 6 host countries, during this year.

The public procurement is available on Mercell TendSign, which is where proposals are submitted. The final day for submission is September 13th 2021. A shorter description of the procurement can be found on Tenders Electronic Daily.