Fiscal Year 2018 sets record with $20.5 billion in finance for country-level climate action
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2018 – The World Bank Group announced today that in fiscal year 2018, 32.1 percent of its financing had climate co-benefits – already exceeding the target set in 2015 that 28 percent of its lending volume would be climate-related by 2020. This amounted to a record-setting $20.5 billion in climate-related finance delivered in the last fiscal year – the result of an institution-wide effort to mainstream climate considerations into all development projects.
The 28 percent target was a key goal of the Bank Group’s Climate Change Action Plan, adopted in April 2016, and was designed to support countries to deliver on their national goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Deadline: 13-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment includes a feasibility study to determine the risk associated with this existing waste management coastal infrastructure and provide a diagnostic designed to define potential interventions for policy reform, alternative options for mitigating forecasted climate and weather related risks and strengthening institutional capacity for managing this risk.
Deadline: 06-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The proposed study aims to develop an improved understanding of the climate change risks in the coastal areas in the select countries in West Africa (Benin, Côte dIvoire, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo), and determine institutional and policy gaps at national and sub-national levels related to integration of climate change risks, and to articulate suitable recommendations to fill these gaps. The consultancy will be within the scope of the West Africa Coastal Areas Program (WACA, http://www.worldbank.org/waca) and will support the preparation of a multi-countries project financing proposals to the Green Climate Fund.
Deadline: 24-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of the consultancy services is to assess existing and projected impact of climate change on Kenya’s coastal assets that are critical for the livelihoods of coastal communities, with specific focus on marine fisheries, and develop a coastal ecosystem and community risk management framework. The consultancy will comprise a desktop component complemented by targeted field-based work, and include data collection and analysis, both geographically and thematically.
Deadline: 30-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation seeks an evaluation team to conduct an independent review of the PAF’s performance covering the period from September 2014 to December 2017. The PAF is a World Bank trust fund that provides price guarantees in the form of put options, which provide holders the right but not the obligation to sell future emission reductions at a pre-determined price. The objectives of the Independent Formative Evaluation will be to assess PAF’s performance, strengths, and weaknesses and identify emerging lessons learned, including forward looking recommendations for future climate financing mechanisms.The evaluation team is expected to collect and analyze the necessary data (including against PAF’s logical framework) for evaluation’s purpose, answer proposed evaluation questions and compile lessons learned.
Many of today’s increasingly complex development challenges, from rapid urban expansion to climate change, disaster resilience, and social inclusion, are intimately tied to land and the way it is used. Addressing these challenges while also ensuring individuals and communities are able to make full use of their land depends on consistent, reliable, and accessible identification of land rights.
Climate change poses an enormous challenge to development. By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions to a level that make a sustainable future possible. At the same time, floods, droughts, sea-level rise, threats to water and food security and the frequency of natural disasters will intensify, threatening to push 100 million more people into poverty in the next 15 years alone.