eC2: Market Study for Green Building Finance in Indonesia and Vietnam

Deadline: 18-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

IFC is looking to hire a consultant firm to conduct a market study to identify challenges and opportunities as well as potential stakeholders of green financing products in both Indonesia and Vietnam (Consultant). This market study should be carried out with the objective to identify opportunities/feasibility for advisory services and investments by IFC relating to financing for green buildings in Indonesia and Vietnam. The study shall provide (1) an overview of the market, including status quo and challenges; and (2) feasible opportunities, especially ones where IFC can invest or engage.
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eC2: Consulting firm for Resource Efficiency and Clean energy Advisory to Textile-Footwear Industries.

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

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Firms responding to this EOI should have practical experience working with the textile/apparel/footwear sector in Vietnam and/or other countries in Asia-Pacific and demonstrated expertise in developing cost-effective projects to save water, energy, and chemicals and reduce variable operating costs. Interested consultants must have a broad range of capabilities in the areas of firm-level REF scoping/detailed assessments, wastewater treatment and recycle projects, and sector-level capacity building, awareness raising, and employee training. In addition, interested consultant must have experience in developing captive renewable energy projects. Relevant experience working with manufacturing supply chains will be a plus. Development of high-quality reports and other deliverables in both English and Vietnamese in a timely manner will be required. The consultant team must have a local partner who work in related field. IFC reserves the right to modify the scope and/or cancel this EOI depending on available funding.

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Flooded rivers: taking a bird’s eye view

Floodplains are attractive areas for development, with over 2 billion people living within the world’s 10 largest river basins. Yet, they are also at particular risk from overflowing rivers. Globally, river floods affect more than 21 million people. By 2030, due to climate change, population growth, and rapid urbanization, this number could rise to 54 million.

How can we enjoy the benefits these locations bring, without putting ourselves at unnecessary danger from floods?

While it is impossible to fully eliminate flood risk, actions can be taken to minimize the impact.

A proactive river basin-wide approach to flood risk management may be one of the solutions.

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New Trade Information Portal Improves Transparency in Vietnam

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon River

  • With support from the World Bank Group, Vietnam is improving trade facilitation with the recently launched trade information portal aimed at generating more trade and investment
  • The Vietnam Trade Information Portal makes it easier and less costly for the private sector to move goods and services
  • With the launch of the trade portal, Vietnam is moving towards full compliance with the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement to make trade-related information accessible to the private sector

Vietnam, World Bank and the Netherlands to cooperate on food safety

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Attached a picture of Ousmane Dione and Nathan together with the Prime Ministers Phuc of Vietnam and Rutte of the Netherlands this Monday at the Catshuis (local equivalent of the White House) in The Hague, signing a trilateral MoU regarding collaboration on food safety. A spin-off under the WBG-NL Food for All Partnership. Great work by the Country Office and the Dutch Embassy Hanoi.

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eC2:Vietnam Electricity Corporate Strategy Advisory Services

Deadline: 19-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

Stage I: Diagnostic Analysis: In stage I the advisory services will support EVN in: (a) reviewing and updating its corporate vision and mission statements; (b) analyzing recent business trends and the impacts on EVNs financial performance of its operating environment (including legal and regulatory framework), internal resources, and core competencies; (c) clarifying and documenting long-term strategic goals. Upon completion of these three tasks a First Senior Management retreat (senior EVN executives and Board of Management) will be held to debate and confirm corporate agreement to the proposed long term strategic objectives. In Stage II: Preparation of Corporate Strategy and Implementation Plan, the management consultant will help EVN to prepare detailed action plans for: (a) the achievement of EVNs long-term corporate goals; and (b)implementation and monitoring of the strategy, including the linkage of the strategy to EVN’s corporate and annual budgeting process.

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eC2: Vietnam Electricity Credit Rating and Bond Issuance Advisory Services

Deadline: 25-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The assignment will support the Vietnam Electricity (EVN)in preparing for a credit rating and in defining a bond issuance strategy. Subsequently EVN will decide whether to proceed with an actual credit rating(Phase 2)and a bond issue(Phase 3).
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eC2: Resource Efficiency and Clean Energy Advisory for Footwear supply chain

Deadline: 15-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Footwear sector together with textile one plays an important role in economic stand but solar-energyhigh water, energy consuming and generate pollution. Therefore, working on greening footwear supply chain is a comprehensive way sector focus to meet sustainable development goals.This assignment is part of IFCs Vietnam Resource Efficiency Program to reduce resource consumption and greenhouse gas intensity consistent with the countrys green growth strategy. The multi-year program is implementing innovative aggregation approaches to scale-up impacts such as engaging with leading brands and their supply chains. IFC is looking for a good consultant to conduct indicated project in Vietnam.

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eC2: Consultancy for Hydraulic Modeling to Enhance Resilience of Mekong Delta Region

Deadline: 26-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Development of hydraulic models for water simulation in 7 cities supporting risk saigon_-_mekong_delta_2042765375screening of infrastructural intervention proposals.

Scope of Work:

Task 1: Preparation with an inventory of flood hazards and available models and data:
Provide a comprehensive assessment of the threats caused by flood hazards in the seven cities;

Task 2: Adapt the existing hydrological and hydraulic models for the seven cities;

Task 3: Flood hazard mapping and additional recommendations for the seven cities;

Task 4: Training assigned staffs of the seven cities.

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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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