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Time to ask the tough questions about transport and climate

Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change drew global attention by th-bangkok-traffic-bernard-spragg-flickr_0providing fresh and overwhelming evidence about the urgency of the climate situation. According to the agency’s latest report, global temperatures will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels within the next 12 years—unless we act now.

Transport bears a huge responsibility in the current situation: the sector contributes to nearly a quarter of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and 18% of all manmade emissions in the global economy.  Under a business-as-usual scenario, this figure will continue rising to reach 1/3 of all emissions by 2040.
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eC2: Port Community System

Deadline: 13-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) general-transport-mosaic-main

The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (IFC MTI) Global Practice of the World Bank Group is seeking the services of an experienced consultant (the firm) individual or firm to support the PNSW initiative by conducting a Situation Analysis of the logistics and international supply chain related activities taking place at the ports (including airports seaports , off-dock terminals as well as inland dry ports and land border crossing points selected by the Client)in collaboration with the relevant regulatory authorities (Customs, Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Civil Aviation Authority, Karachi Port Trust, NLC, Pakistan Railways etc.) and private sector operators, collectively referred to in this document as the Stakeholders.

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Sneak Peek: a new observatory for water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Three years into the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, the Latin America and imagen_060-webCaribbean (LAC) region is “on track to achieve universal access by 2030,” according to the 2018 UN SDG6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation.

However, important challenges remain to reach SDG6 in LAC. Safe water and sanitation coverage levels are currently below the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets of achieving improved coverage levels. The statistical (coverage) or administrative information that LAC countries currently access fails to capture the new attributes of the SDGs, especially relating to the quality of services, wastewater treatment, and the adoption of hygiene practices, including hand washing. Moreover, the institutional arrangements along with diminishing sector investments cannot be adequately programmed with the type of information currently available.

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eC2: Enabling Environment and Development of PPP Framework in Urban Sanitation

Deadline: 20-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Water supply and sanitation subsector is among the focus areas that the Federal untitledDemocratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has considered among the pro poor sectors. With this understanding the World Bank is extending its support through different interventions. The World Bank Group is supporting the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to achieve its national targets set under GTP II through availing resources to different sectors and sub sectors.
One of the major interventions of the World Bank is the support extended to improve the services delivery in Addis Ababa and 22 secondary towns under the Second Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project (SUWSSP). Implementation of the project is an opportunity to improve sanitation services delivery and water supply in Addis Ababa and in the secondary and regional towns. This project is a logical continuation of the Ethiopian Urban Water Supply and Sanitation project which was closed in December 2017. Unlike the prior projects the SUWSSP has a wider perspective of reaching different segment of the community by adopting City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) approach. The model provides opportunity to start with understanding the context, planning for cost effective solution, and consultation with end users. Except Addis Ababa, all project beneficiary towns had limited experience of delivering sanitation focused project and their current staffing for sanitation is also limited.
The SUWSSP has three major components (i) Addis Ababa sanitation and operational efficiency improvement, (ii) Secondary cities and towns sanitation, water supply, and operational efficiency improvement, and (iii) Program management (Federal and regional level). The first two components further divided into three sub-components focusing on sanitation services improvement, water utilities performance improvement and utility modernization and institutional capacity strengthening.

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COP24 Kicks off in Katowice next Week: Here’s What You Need to Know

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  • The 2018 UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) will take place at the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland, from December 3 to 15.
  • The priority outcome from negotiations at COP24 will be the finalization of the “Paris rulebook”, namely, the framework of rules that will guide the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
  • The World Bank Group will announce new climate targets for 2025, including a major boost on adaptation, as well as analytical work on new mobility, transport, the energy sector, and the just transition, focusing on delivering low carbon pathways to development.

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eC2: Development of Disaster Risk Finance Analytics Freeware Quantitative Tools

Deadline: 18-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The DRFIP is undertaking a four-year DRF Analytics Project to improve the colombo2understanding and to increase the capacity of governments to take informed decisions on DRF based on sound financial analysis. The objective of the project will be achieved through four outcomes:
i. Governments understand their financial risk related to natural disasters;
ii. Governments employ efficient financial/actuarial analysis, such as cost-benefit analyses, in the development of DRF strategies;
iii. Improved financial capacity to meet financial needs immediately following natural disasters; and
iv. Increased capacity in Governments to monitor and evaluate DRF strategies. Under this project a suite of interactive DRF quantitative tools will be developed which can be adapted and applied to support capacity building and decision making in countries.

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From Evolution to Revolution: 10 Years of Green Bonds

Issued in November 2008, the World Bank’s first green bond created the blueprint for green bondssustainable investing in the capital markets. Today, the green bond model is being applied to bonds that are raising financing for all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The phone call to the World Bank Treasury came out of the blue: a group of Swedish pension funds wanted to invest in projects that help the climate, but they did not know how to find these projects. But they knew where to turn and called on the World Bank to help. Less than a year later, the World Bank issued the first green bond—and with it, created a new way to connect financing from investors to climate projects.

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3 hard truths about the global sanitation crisis

Today when you go to the toilet, be it in someone’s basic latrine in a rural village you untitledmight be visiting, in a public toilet where you work, or on a comfortable water-flushed ‘loo’ at home, take a moment to think about those not as fortunate as yourself.

As you sit (or squat) and contemplate, consider these three hard truths about sanitation:

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Rewarding water-responsible companies is key to success in addressing global water security

Over the past fifteen years, I have seen a rapid evolution in corporate actors in blue_certificate_awarding_cfonsecarecognizing water risks to their operations. In response, some have taken measures to ensure that all water is returned to its originating watershed while making sure that returned water is as clean or cleaner than it was before. But to keep the momentum going, we need to think about how we can encourage and motivate companies that will push them to collaborate more with governments, other companies, and civil society toward realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equally as important, we need to bring forward those companies that unfortunately have yet to prioritize water.

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eC2: Assessment of Laboratory and Diagnostic Services

Deadline: 19-Dec-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Survey

This consultancy will focus on providing quality services to patients and examine how the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health (MoH) could offer clinical lab services to the population through an assessment of existing public sector capacity.

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