The news headlines are grim. A male pilot whale dies on a Thai beach having swallowed 80 plastics bags; images of turtles stuck in six-pack plastic rings; a sad photo of a tiny seahorse clinging to a plastic ear-bud goes viral.
Deadline: 01-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Cities in LAC are key drivers for economic growth and major contributors to climate change. The program is focusing on 5 to 6 selected large cities and helping them develop a pipeline of strategic and high impact infrastructure projects that IFC may support through any combination of (i) investments in private sector companies, (ii) municipal finance, and (iii) tailored advisory services to support cities develop a larger pool of implementable and bankable high impact infrastructure projects. The LAC Cities program is one of IFCs transformational initiatives to work with the public and private sector to foster sustainable and competitive cities.
Deadline: 05-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
This assignment aims at supporting Rivers State to conduct an assessment of the urban sanitation situation for the city of Port Harcourt and to develop appropriate sanitation solutions for improving the standard of fecal sludge removal, transport and disposal services by developing sustainable and affordable fecal sludge management solutions at city level and in low incomes areas. These solutions will inform the future development of a comprehensive and integrated sanitation master plan for the whole city. The present assignment is divided into two (2) components as follows: Component 1: Updated diagnostics and preliminary recommendations at city level and in low income areas; and, Component 2: Detailed pilot project design in selected areas.
The very relevant topic of “Food Loss and Waste” rehashed below. –
More than 150 world leaders will meet in New York this weekend to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global targets intended to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and curb climate change. The SDGs will help set the global development agenda for the next 15 years, focusing attention on the opportunities that will allow for more a sustainable future.
One such priority included is reducing global food waste. Specifically, SDG Target 12.3 will call for the world to cut per capita food waste in half by 2030. If met, this ambitious target will not only boost food security, but also improve livelihoods, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save land and water. In short, curbing food waste is both a goal in itself and a means of achieving other SDGs.
Deadline:03-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In each of the key sectors which are the main contributors of air pollution in Greater Cairo and water pollution in the Nile Delta, an analysis will be undertaken to determine the key abatement and policy measures to adhere to good practice international standards. The key sectors of analysis are: (i) waste; (ii) agriculture: (iii) sanitation: (iv) energy; (vi) transport; and (vii) industry.
Deadline: 07-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Urban Development Authority in Sri Lanka has requested IFCs assistance in designing and successfully bidding a WtE plant of 600 TPD capacity in Karadiyana on a public private partnership (PPP) basis. (“Project”). IFC is keen to engage a consultant firm to undertake technical, commercial, environmental & social due diligence for the Project.
Deadline: September 29.
The objective of this activity financed by GPOBA and implemented by the World Bank Urban team is to design results-based financing (RBF) or output-based aid (OBA) mechanisms, provide related policy, investment and institutional enhancement recommendations that are necessary to improve the performance of solid waste management in each cities. A particular focus of this activity will be to identify solutions approaches that improve access to sound solid waste services to poor households. The countries where the work is planned are Mauritania and Senegal. Continue reading
The implementation of PPPs at sub-national level has been limited. IFC looks to support PPP development at sub-national level by providing advisory services to sub-national entities, with a focus on infrastructure. A wide spectrum of urban infrastructure and services is covered, including:
– water and wastewater: infrastructure expansion or rehabilitation, loss reduction program, installation of meters, contracting with and/or operations of private utilities etc.
– solid waste: collection, treatment and disposal, waste to energy, role of private providers of waste services etc.
– roads and public transport: new road construction or rehabilitation of existing roads, buses, rail, metro lines etc.
– health and education facilities, including schools, hospitals etc.