Call for tender – Language review and translation services for the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2021

Adaptation Gap Report is one of UNEP’s flagship products. The report’s objective is to inform the negotiators of the UNFCCC Member States, and the broader UNFCCC constituency, about the status and trends within climate adaptation at global and regional levels. It does this by providing these stakeholders with an annual assessment of the state and trends within adaptation planning, finance, and implementation, at the global- and regional-levels, as well as providing a set of science-based options to policy- and decision-makers to increase ambition in adapting to climate change across key climate-sensitive sectors. Moreover, due to the ongoing disruption being caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, in this iteration of the AGR, the report will also provide an assessment of the emerging consequences of Covid-19 on global adaptation processes.

Previous issues of The UNEP Adaptation Gap Report are available at the following webpage:

Scope of work

This service shall provide high-quality English language editing and review of the Adaptation Gap Report 2021 and translating the executive summary of the report from English to French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.


Three deliverables are expected at the end of the assignment:

  1. Language editing and review of report of approximately 25000 words including figures during the period of: 8 October – 15 October 2021.
  2. Translating the executive summary of the report (approximately or 2100 words) from English to: French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian during the period of: 8 October – 22 October 2021.


The proposal shall include a quote of overall costs and one page of background on the organisation submitting the proposal. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Thomas William Dale at


Deadline for the submission of the offers is 6 August 2021 at 16:00 (CET – Central European Time).

Application deadline: 06/08/2021