Success story: Ecofys supports World Bank Group to navigate the energy and climate transition

solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-KenueoneOver the past 15 years, the World Bank Groups’ Community Development Carbon Fund (CDCF) has contributed to reducing over 4 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent and created community co-benefits aligned with sustainable development goals (SDGs) for approximately 17.5 million people. Ecofys, a Navigant company and headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands, has supported the Bank’s efforts and recently presented a retrospective that illustrates the impressive results of the World Bank Groups work.

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Number of Carbon Pricing Initiatives Nearly Doubled over Past Five Years, says New Report

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BARCELONA, May 23, 2017 – The number of carbon pricing initiatives implemented or scheduled has almost doubled over the past five years, according to Carbon Pricing Watch 2017, a new publication released at the Innovate4Climate Summit today.

Since 2016, eight new carbon pricing initiatives have been put in place – three at a national level and five at a subnational level.

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Global Cooperation through Carbon Markets Could Cut Climate Mitigation Costs Dramatically: New World Bank Report

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HANOI, Vietnam, October 18—Greater cooperation through carbon trading could reduce the cost of climate change mitigation by 32 percent by 2030, according to a new World Bank report released today at an international carbon event in Vietnam.

New modelling analysis undertaken for the State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2016 report shows that increased international carbon trading could enable large-scale emissions reductions at much lower cost than at present, based on the carbon mitigation goals spelled out in countries’ national climate plans under the Paris Agreement — the Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs.  By the middle of the century, an international market has the potential to reduce global mitigation costs by more than 50 percent.

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eC2: Clean Energy and Resource Efficiency Opportunities for Hi-Tech Parks in Vietnam

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In Vietnam, urbanization and industrial growth increasingly creating pressure for efficient use of limited resources. While industrial parks are key for Vietnam’s continuing economic growth, there has been no systematic efforts to promote eco-friendly and resource efficient practices in industrial Parks (IPs).
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Newsletter: Best Practices, Tool and Events NL for World Bank – September, 2016

This morning the third edition of 2016 NL4WorldBank newsletterwas published.
In this edition the focus is on Ecofys; A Dutch companies success story as well as the MoU signed bij Netherlands Statistics and the World Bank Group,  a new tool introduced by RVO and a couple of important upcoming events! 
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