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In Benin, Can Resilient Investment Solutions Save a Battered Coast?

I was raised in a small town called Hornsea on England’s east coast, a magnificent blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439placethat attracts tourists but is eroding faster than the rest of Europe. Some of the impressive, clay cliffs are literally crumbling. Local roads and the old settlement and have fallen into the sea. More than once, forward-planning residents have demolished and rebuilt their houses from salvaged materials as their coast recedes.

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eC2: Consulting firm for Resource Efficiency and Clean energy Advisory to Textile-Footwear Industries.

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

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Firms responding to this EOI should have practical experience working with the textile/apparel/footwear sector in Vietnam and/or other countries in Asia-Pacific and demonstrated expertise in developing cost-effective projects to save water, energy, and chemicals and reduce variable operating costs. Interested consultants must have a broad range of capabilities in the areas of firm-level REF scoping/detailed assessments, wastewater treatment and recycle projects, and sector-level capacity building, awareness raising, and employee training. In addition, interested consultant must have experience in developing captive renewable energy projects. Relevant experience working with manufacturing supply chains will be a plus. Development of high-quality reports and other deliverables in both English and Vietnamese in a timely manner will be required. The consultant team must have a local partner who work in related field. IFC reserves the right to modify the scope and/or cancel this EOI depending on available funding.

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World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Chittagong

On August 6, 2017, The government of Bangladesh signed an additional $47.50 million Bangladesh partnershipfinancing agreement with the World Bank to continue construction of new water infrastructure in Chittagong, and provide access to safe water to around 650,000 inhabitants in the city.

The additional financing to the Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project will help the Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWASA) to complete constructing the Modunaghat Water Treatment Plant and Patenga Booster Pumping Station, as well as to install 60 km of new water transmission pipeline and rehabilitate another 73 km pipeline from Kalurghat to the Patenga Booster Pumping Station.

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eC2: Innovative models for waste water planning, financing and regulation

Deadline: 05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Wastewater resource recovery is being implemented in many countries around the waste water treamentworld but this is usually done in an ad-hoc basis and is not part of a long-term national strategy or policy. There are successes and failures around the world and information on the technological options abound, but there is much less information available on the institutional, regulatory and policy frameworks that incentivize these schemes nor on the financing/contractual arrangements behind these approaches. Many developing countries still think of wastewater as a waste; as something that needs to be treated and discharged. There is a need to move from a linear to a circular thinking.

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eC2: Improvement of the public bicycle transport system in Buenos Aires

Deadline: 31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is Sistema_EcoBiciengaging with the City of Buenos Aires in several transportation projects across the city. One of them is aimed to provide technical assistance to improve the existing public bicycle transport system ECOBICI.

The advisory project will analyze bicycle path solutions, potential roadway sections where the Government should implement bicycle facilities and recommend locations of future public bicycle stations.

IFC is searching for a consulting firm with extended knowledge and experience in public bicycle solutions to undertake these studies

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eC2: Designing instruments for Clean Bus Implementation in LAC cities

Deadline: 04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is hiring a firm or organization to implement a detailed diagnosis, BRTC_double_decker_bus_03652design business models and financial instruments, and provide policy recommendations to speed up clean bus implementation in 5 cities: Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Montevideo, Santiago, Sao Paulo. The consultancy firm will have to develop a detailed diagnosis, including i) detailed market study, including a diagnosis of supply and demand of bus financing, ii) a detailed investigation of bus operations, concessions agreements and procurement practices that hinder or facilitate the sector, iii) and the current regulations/subsidies schemes in each of the cities, defined both at local and national levels. From this diagnosis, the firm will design business models, propose financing mechanisms, provide policy recommendations, and training to relevant counterparts to disseminate the results and support the implementation of projects.

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Flooded rivers: taking a bird’s eye view

Floodplains are attractive areas for development, with over 2 billion people living within the world’s 10 largest river basins. Yet, they are also at particular risk from overflowing rivers. Globally, river floods affect more than 21 million people. By 2030, due to climate change, population growth, and rapid urbanization, this number could rise to 54 million.

How can we enjoy the benefits these locations bring, without putting ourselves at unnecessary danger from floods?

While it is impossible to fully eliminate flood risk, actions can be taken to minimize the impact.

A proactive river basin-wide approach to flood risk management may be one of the solutions.

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eC2:BELIZE ENERGY RESILIENT CLIMATE ADAPTATION PROJECT Loan

Deadline: 14-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The objective of this assignment (the Services) is to assist Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) to develop an effective vegetation study and management plan. This is to ensure that the utility is able to better manage vegetation growth near and under its utilitys lines, and prevent any physically damaging incident with minimal losses, in particular during storms. The plan has to be implemented in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner and be in full compliance with Belizes and the World Banks environmental and social policies and regulations. The specific objectives are: (i) to assess the limitations and capacities of BEL personnel and physical inventory, whether positive or negative, and propose mitigation measures which will effectively address the response time; (ii) identify different alternatives and their potential impacts and relevant mitigation measures; and (iii) to establish clear directives and methodologies for the effective implementation of the plan. The indicative implementation period for the Services is September 2017 August 2019.

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eC2: Multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge sharing on access solutions for innovative medicines

Deadline: 31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

The initial scope and purpose of the multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge sharing medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]on access solutions for innovative medicines (henceforth, the Platform) will be to develop and share knowledge and tools for smarter decision making on access strategies for patented medicines for NCDs, through a collaborative approach. The Platform will leverage the pharmaceutical industry’s capacity for developing innovative access solutions and the World Banks role as a strategic long term partner for developing countries and its convening power, to create a reference policy and implementation framework and decision-making tools for maximizing reach of new treatments for populations that typically would not have access to patented medicines, ultimately driving uptake of voluntary access strategies in developing countries.

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eC2: Impact of carbon pricing instruments on national economy and contribution to NDC

Deadline:  31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

The Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) is a forum for collective innovation and a solar-energyfund to support countries to prepare and implement climate change policies in order to scale-up mitigation efforts. The PMR consists of 13 Contributing Participants, who provide financial support to the PMR Trust Fund and share their carbon pricing experience, and 19 Implementing Country Participants, who receive funding and technical support. In Thailand, the PMR supports the design of an Energy Performance Certificate scheme and prepares infrastructure such as a database and MRV system. PMR activities also include a study on the legal framework for an ETS and preparation of the Low Carbon City Program and Fund.

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