eC2: Technical Assistance Program on Cambodia Sustainable Cities Initiative

Deadline: 04-Aug-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)sust-cities-banner-940x240

The World Bank is providing technical assistance to Cambodias Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC) and Phnom Penh Capital Authority (PPCA) to conduct the Phnom Penh Capital City Diagnostic aimed at updating the Phnom Penh Green City Strategic Plan (the Strategic Plan). The Strategic Plan will identify opportunities for low-carbon and resilient development under climate change. The project is funded by the City Climate Finance Gap Fund, which aims to help cities in low- and middle-income countries transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient pathways in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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We won’t reach our climate goals without cleaner mobility

No scenario to contain global warming is possible without urgent and distinct action in thebr-vlt rio de janeiro=-wri brasil flickr transport sector.  This is a sector that is often overlooked in the climate equation, but it shouldn’t be. Currently responsible for 20% of global GHG emissions and rapidly increasing, transport is something that impacts everyone, everywhere.

The good news is that the tools needed to curb emissions from transport already exist. Some of them – such as enhanced public transport options, active mobility, zero-emission vehicles, and green fuels – are being implemented in many countries. Global sales of electric cars doubled between 2020 and 2021, reaching 6.6 million vehicles, nearly 9% of the global auto market.

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Future-proofing cities: How our prosperity tomorrow depends on transforming cities today

Today, 4.4 billion people— just over half the world’s population—live in cities. In just the next adobestock_226185431-herothree decades, two out of every three people on the planet will live in cities.  Cities are the drivers of productivity and prosperity: over 80 percent of all economic activity is concentrated in them. But they are also on the frontlines of multiple crises – feeling the impacts of COVID-19, of conflict and fleeing populations, and of climate change – that can exacerbate risks and widen inequalities.

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Investing in cities today is the key for a resilient future

By 2050, cities will be home to an additional 2.5 billion people, with two out of every threekatowice2 people living in urban areas.  The mounting impacts of climate change, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, and conflict and fleeing populations, hit cities the hardest and requires them to become resilient to shock waves of change. Cities are also uniquely vulnerable to climate shocks and natural disasters. At the same time, investing in cities can deliver major impact for green, resilient, and inclusive growth.

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How Can Cities Tackle Climate Change & Biodiversity Loss in Nature-Smart Ways?

  • There is renewed urgency to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change, both of which can wreak havoc on cities.
  • Despite the obstacles, tremendous opportunities exist if we act together, now, to integrate biodiversity measures into urban development plans and policies.
  • Our new webinar series, “Bringing Nature to Cities: Integrated Urban Solutions to Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change,” convenes decision-makers, experts, and practitioners from around the world to exchange knowledge and hasten collaboration.

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A green reboot for cities: Strategies for post-COVID growth

Around the world, cities have paid a high price for the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thousands of municipalities are facing increased pressures to provide essential services while simultaneously coping with dramatic revenue declines. The situation is particularly severe in emerging markets where resources are sparse. 

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eC2: Baseline Study on Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for Vientiane and Pakxan Cities, LAO PDR.

Deadline:   29-Apr-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

The Government of Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (GoL), with financing from the World Banks International Development Association (IDA), is implementing the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR) Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management (SEA DRM) Project with Additional Financing. The Project adopts a comprehensive approach to DRM through activities in target areas related to urban flood risk management, hydromet modernization and early warning systems, and financial preparedness.

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Tackling poor air quality: Lessons from three cities

How can countries grow their economies and keep air pollution in check at the same time? A shutterstock_1040255047new World Bank report explores that tricky question, looking at the kinds of policies and actions three leading cities have taken to tackle poor local air quality, providing lessons for other cities. As we mark World Cities Day on October 31, this research seems more timely than ever.

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eC2:  Consulting Service: Support the National Treasuries Cities Support Programme

Deadline:  29-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)world money small

South Africa has committed to increasing its renewable generation capacity to help fulfil its international climate change mitigation commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Currently, the majority of electricity generated by the South African electricity utility, Eskom, and sold on to inter alia, municipalities is coal based. The electricity landscape in South Africa is, however, changing – moving away from the single buyer model to accommodate other generators and buyers. To date, municipalities have not fully participated in the energy transition especially around decarbonizing the electricity sector.

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