eC2: Accelerating Climate Investments in the Philippines

Deadline:  02-Nov-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) climate-finance-2020-collage

The consultant will be an international organization. It will be selected through a competitive selection. This assignment is to develop an approach for prioritizing geographic areas for coastal resilience investments, identify priority geographic areas and investments for coastal protection, and develop cost and benefits analyses (CBAs) for these investments.

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5 Years of Climate Leadership: The World Bank Group’s First Climate Action Plan

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Results from the recently concluded Plan make clear the Group’s leadership on climate action. Looking ahead, our next Climate Change Action Plan (2020-2025), already underway, aims to boost support for countries to take ambitious climate action by increasing financing for adaptation and supporting increased systemic climate action at the country level.

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eC2: Advisory services and Analytics on Development of Agricultural Restructuring Plan for 2021-2025 period, with orientations to 2030, adaptable to Climate change impacts

Deadline: 23-Jul-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The assignment will provide analytical and advisory services to inform the World Banks policy dialogues and technical advices to support Vietnam through the MARD to develop its Agricultural Restructuring Plan (ARP) for 2021-2025 that responds well to the climate change (CC) adaptation and mitigation and contributes to the achievement of Vietnam NDC.

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Climate Finance Drives Action on the Ground

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  • Climate finance, along with falling renewable energy prices, is enabling developing countries to expand and diversify their energy supply.
  • A new report identifies eight ways policymakers can drive clean, resilient growth, including through innovation and climate intelligence products.
  • An effort to create a new market for rooftop solar in India has mobilized $4.4 billion in commercial financing.

 

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The new kids on the block: redefining “critical” minerals essential for a clean energy future

As the world battles the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and mine sites across the 780X439_CSM_Headerworld delay or suspend operations, we are reminded of Matshona Dhliwayo’s quote: “stars are born out of dark moments.” While the price of most so-called “critical minerals” may be down now, demand for these minerals will rise again, and certainly well before 2050. Indeed, the World Bank Group’s latest report has found that the more ambitious the climate targets become, the more minerals and metals will be needed for a low-carbon future. Continue reading

eC2: China Agricultural Weather Index-based Insurance (WII) Project-WII Product Design and

Deadline: 28-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) afr-improving-weather-forecasts-can-reduce-losses-to-development-in-africa-780x439

The project team is seeking the services of a vendor/consultant with proven track records in designing successful agricultural Weather Index Insurance products in the China market, and having strong expertise in weather/loss data collection, processing, analysis, WII product modeling, pricing and conducting related research etc.

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Developing countries want more action on climate: The World Bank is stepping up

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I have read the many reports that summarize the dire state of the climate and our planet’s worsening prospects. I know the hard statistics docum

enting rising temperatures, the increasing intensity of natural disasters and warmer seas. I have been meeting with representatives from developing countries who have one request: we need less talk and more action on climate.  

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As climate and disaster threats rise, let’s double down on resilient infrastructure

From tsunamis in Asia and earthquakes in Latin America, to hurricanes in the Caribbeanvietnam_blog and cyclones in Africa, disasters caused by natural hazards claimed some 1.3 million lives between 1998 and 2017, and wreaked untold havoc on livelihoods and infrastructure worldwide.

We see no sign of the risk posed by natural hazards decreasing, particularly having witnessed the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai on families and communities in Africa earlier this year. What’s worse, climate change is making storms, floods, droughts, and heatwaves even more frequent, damaging, and deadly.

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eC2: Developing the 2.0 version of the Climate Resilience Planning for Roads tool (CRP4R) in Haiti

Deadline: 01-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is now seeking a consulting firm to build upon CRP4R tool, develop the

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version 2.0 and tailor it to the context in Haiti for the implementation of Project P163490. The new tool should also contemplate how to incorporate into the prioritization exercise feeder road segments chosen through Local Mobility Plans (LMPs) in the area of influence of the Project. This new feature of the model, using two different layers of choice, will necessitate several iterations with the Team.

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eC2: Circular Economy and Private Sector Development

Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This firm consultancy will explore how circular economy (CE) approaches, specificallyindex among poor people and communities can achieve outcomes that promote poverty reduction, enhanced welfare and create new and expanded employment opportunities. The final output would cover, the potential role of CE in development; case studies and assessment of market potential; different policy approaches for scaling CE, and; recommendations to governments. The consultancy will be based on desk review, economic modeling and detailed case studies that will be selected collaboratively. This EOI was tender for a smaller amount and is now being retendered with an updated amount and TOR.

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