A Review of Disaster Resilience Work Programmes in the Inhabited UK Overseas Territories in the Context of Nature-Based Solutions
Invitation to tender: C21-0482-1589
The UK’s Overseas Territories are highly dependent on the natural environment for their economic and social wellbeing. They are also reliant on limited infrastructure. In the Caribbean in particular, this infrastructure, and human life, are vulnerable to both natural and anthropogenic hazards. The natural environment is itself susceptible to damage from human activities – resulting in loss of value to the economy and reducing its ability to protect assets and human well-being.
Since 2016 JNCC has been working with the UK Overseas Territories to understand the function and value of the natural environment in mitigating the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.
Prior to developing detailed proposals for implementing additional work in 2022 and beyond, JNCC wishes to undertake a review of the effectiveness of the work done to date and to identify future priority areas for investment.
The Review will need to include:
- Work undertaken to date.
- The extent to which tools and data developed/acquired are being used.
- Challenges and barriers to uptake of tools, their use.
- Aspirations of individual OTs for future work of this kind or closely related work programmes.
- Identification of science and knowledge gaps, and recommendations.
What to do next
Potential bidders are invited to download the following documents and complete the acceptance form of our terms and conditions attached to the invitation to tender (ITT).
- Date for return of tender: Friday 24th September 2021 at 16:00hrs
- Proposed start date: w/c 27 September 2021
- Proposed end date: 12 January 2022