UNEP DTU Partnership – Call for tender – Language review and translation services for the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020


Emissions Gap Report is one of UNEP’s flagship products. The report is a scientific assessment of the so-called ’emissions gap’ – the gap between anticipated emission levels in 2030, compared to levels consistent with a 2°C / 1.5° target. It is a yearly assessment of national pledges, which this year takes form of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) agreed to at COP21 in Paris. The report’s objective is to assess the size of the emissions gap, as well as opportunities for bridging the gap, focusing on key sectors and relevant policy instruments. This year, the report’s focus areas are on behaviour and lifestyle changes as well as on the shipping and aviation industries. It will also assess the impact of Covid-19 and of economic recovery packages on global emissions pathways.

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Previous issues of the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report are available at the following webpage:

Scope of work

This service shall provide high-quality English language editing and review of the Emissions Gap Report 2020 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 130 pages in Microsoft Word (42000 words) including figures during the period of: 12 October – 30 October 2020.
  2. Translating the executive summary of the report (approximate 14 pages in Microsoft Word, or 4900 words) from English to French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian during the period of: 26 October – 13 November 2020.


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 Olivier Bois von Kursk at obvk@dtu.dk.


Deadline for the submission of the offers is 14 August 2020 at 16:00 (CET – Central European Time). All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.




Application deadline: 14/08/2020