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Terms of Reference: Performance of new devices for sensing particulate matter concentrations within projects for transition to modern cooking

2nd July 2024

We are pleased to announce a call for the provision of consultancy services to conduct an initial, early-stage study to make an initial assessment of the comparative accuracy of new sensors and to identify questions and necessary conditions for larger field studies.

The Gold Standard has created methodologies for certifying non-carbon SDG impacts, so allowing higher prices to be achieved for carbon credits. Most cooking projects to date have measured these benefits rather superficially at the activity level rather than at the outcome and impact levels due to the cost and complexity of analysing these impacts in more detail and the very limited levels of information required to date by offset buyers. MECS is working to develop new techniques to evaluate the real impacts achieved by projects.

Important information

  • The research is expected to commence no later than 15th August 2024.
  • Responses to these ToRs should be a maximum of 12 pages (plus up to 3 CVs, 2 pages each). 
  • Please send all responses to with the subject ‘PARTICULATE MATTER’.  
  • The deadline to receive proposals 23rd July 2024 at 23:55 (BST).