Deadline: 12-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Rapid urbanization and rising populations in cities has led to increasing number of fuel-based transport vehicles causing severe air and noise pollution. The Government of India (GoI) as well as different States in India are looking for innovating mechanisms to address urban mobility challenges including use of electric vehicles (EV). GoI’s Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 focuses on national energy security, addresses environmental impacts from road transport vehicles and supports domestic manufacturing capabilities for electric vehicles. The GoI has identified electric mobility as one of the key focus areas for development.
Deadline: 09-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is supporting the Government of Indonesia to address critical urban flood risk management and investment needs in Indonesia. This technical assignment will assist with the development of a conceptual framework design for a national urban flood risk reduction investment program, which could comprise risk reduction investments, technical capacity building, knowledge sharing, and innovation generation. The key output will be a conceptual framework and sustainable implementation model for the proposed program that addresses the identified needs through proposed financial and organizational arrangements; makes recommendations for any needed regulatory/institutional/financial arrangements; and propose an overall action plan and timeline to put the program into effect. The team will be expected to provide technical advice on public financial management, municipal finance, disaster risk management, flood risk management, and urban development.
Had you looked across Shanghai’s Huangpu River from west to east in the 1980s, you would mostly have seen farmland dotted with a few scattered buildings. At the time, it was unimaginable that East Shanghai, or Pudong, would one day become a global financial centre; that its futuristic skyline, sleek expressways, and rapid trains would one day be showcased in blockbusters like James Bond and Mission Impossible movies! It was also unimaginable that the Shanghainese would consider living in Pudong.
How wrong that would have been! Pudong is now hosting some of the world’s most productive companies, and boosting some of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. And Shanghai has become China’s most important global city, lifting the entire hinterland with it.
Around the world, waste generation rates are rising.
In 2012, the worlds’ cities generated 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste per year, amounting to a footprint of 1.2 kilograms per person per day. With rapid population growth and urbanization, municipal waste generation is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025.
On Wednesday, June 17 from 09:00 – 10:00 EST (15:00 – 16:00 NL Time), join the World Bank Open Learning Campus Webinar Series on green urbanization in China: toward efficient, inclusive, and sustainable urbanization.
A suggested agenda for environmental management and sector policies for promoting environmentally sustainable urbanization in China.
This session is moderated by Mr. Gailius J. Draugelis. More information and registration is available at https://goo.gl/bKEQsO.
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 15:00 – 16:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters, JB1-080 & Online
Africa has grown more rapidly than any other region in the world with an additional 450 million people expected to move to Africa’s cities between 2010 and 2040. With the potential to grow, attract investments, be innovative and create more jobs, how can cities turn this rapid urbanization into a win-win?