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: 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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Scaling up climate investments will require innovation in five key areas

 
Just ask the investors: businesses in emerging markets can no longer afford to ignore the risks posed by the changing climate to their bottom lines. Ranging from increasingly frequent and severe weather events to new regulations and changing consumer preferences, climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we do business. Increasingly, companies and their investors are seeking opportunities to transition to and invest in climate-smart portfolios.

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eC2:Guideline on Climate and Natural Disaster Resilience in Urban Rail Projects

Deadline: 13-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The objective of this consulting engagement is to support World Bank team in the development of a working paper on the incorporation of Climate and Natural Disaster Resilience measures in Urban Rail Projects. The working paper will support the development of Chapter 15 of the Guidebook titled Climate and Natural Disasters Resilience.

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13 Private Companies Compete in $13 Million World Bank Climate Auction

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Auctions bring together buyers and sellers to agree on a price for goods or services that are otherwise difficult to value. In climate finance, reverse auctions can be used to produce the biggest bang for the buck – by engaging private companies to compete against one another for scarce public climate funds to deliver the most emission reductions at the lowest cost.

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IFC presentations on GAFSP and Climate Smart Agriculture

As part of the strategic partnership ‘Food for All’ between the World Bank Group and the International_Finance_Corporation_LogoNetherlands,  the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, IFC, and IUCN organized an event on GAFSP and the impact of Climate Smart Agriculture on October 28, 2016. Climate change affects companies in the agro-food and beverage sectors all around the world. They face increasing risks: from reduced productivity, new laws and policies, to reputation risks or volatile market prices. Effectively managing risks and opportunities of climate change is vital to secure long-term viability of companies and value chains. Integrating climate smart agricultural techniques and projects in business operations can help firms to become more climate-resilient and in the meantime reduce pressure on forests and other ecosystems and the services they provide. Especially in developing countries, climate change implies challenges to food security and sustainable food production and trade.

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Three New Ways to Help Cities Reach Their Climate Goals

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on November 28, 2016.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • With the Paris climate agreement in full force, countries around the world must now get down to the serious business of addressing climate change.
  • Cities – responsible for two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 70 percent of energy consumption – are on the front lines.
  • At COP 22, the Bank highlighted three of its newest tools to help cities meet climate challenges.

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Forests: Stabilizing Climate and Supporting Development

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  • Over 100 countries included actions related to land-use change and forests in their nationally determined contributions to fight climate change
  • Investing in forests has the potential to reduce poverty, drive sustainable development and provide vital local and global environmental services
  • The World Bank Group supports forest initiatives in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique that can help these countries meet their climate and development goals

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Africa Climate Business Plan: Delivering on Climate Plan Promises

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  • A new progress report shows Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and several other African countries are successfully implementing climate resilience and low-carbon development recommendations outlined in the World Bank’s Africa Climate Business Plan
  • The plan, unveiled during the COP21 climate change conference in Paris, provides concrete actions to help African countries adapt to climate change and build up resilience to climate shocks
  • As of Nov 7, 2016, 19 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have ratified the Paris Agreement for carbon offsetting, and $3.6 billion from the International Development Association has been mobilized to help further the plan’s implementation

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2016: World Bank Group Moves Fast to Support Stepped Up Global Climate Ambition

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  • Since the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21 in December 2015, the world has seen increased ambition on climate change. Almost every country in the world has now set national climate targets, and the Agreement has gone into force much earlier than expected. However, global climate action is still not happening at the scale or speed needed to meet the Paris goal of keeping global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius.
  • The World Bank Group has been moving quickly over the past year to build on the momentum and lay the groundwork for greater ambition, helping countries reduce emissions and increase resilience to climate shocks through action in high-impact areas, such as clean energy, climate-smart agriculture, disaster preparedness, and natural resource management
  • As COP22 starts in Morocco, the Bank Group is aligning its efforts around key focus areas, committing billions to help countries meet their climate goals while leading on critical global issues such as green financing and carbon pricing

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