The Clean Technology Fund (CTF) has approved US$105 million to support the government of the Philippines' effort to put more energy efficient electric tricycle taxis—eTrikes—on the roads of Manila to meet growing transportation demands in a cost-conscious and environmentally responsible way.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is arranging a financing package of €5.7 million for the development of a 4.5MW solar plant owned by a local company Green Agro Service LLC, which will be located in the Vinnitsya region of south Ukraine.
We are pleased to launch Climate Finance in Focus, a photo contest for all CIF partners and stakeholders - including beneficiaries. Our aim is to tell the many meaningful stories - through your photographs - about how CIF- supported investments in clean technology, renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate resilience and forest management are making a difference (or how they will make a difference) for communities on the ground. Top prize for each category will be an iPad with solar charger! Winning entries will be announced and displayed at the Partnership Forum in Istanbul. Submit your photos by October 15, 2012.
Bolivia and Zambia recently came together virtually to share their experiences in designing and implementing early warning systems and the challenges of expanding reach.
With support from the Clean Technology Fund and International Finance Corporation, Turkey’s leading leasing company, Yapi Kredi Leasing (YKL), has been expanding its long-term lending for energy efficiency projects.
In this issue of PPCR Online Communities Activities newsletter, we feature the Geonode use in Saint Lucia, Bolivia-Zambia knowledge exchange on Early Warning System (EWS), and many more.
Titled 'CIF From the ground up - Investing in our green future', the 2011 CIF Annual Report eReader is available online. You can also choose to download and read individual sections from the report.
Wind power is known mostly an environmentally-friendly energy resource. However, location does matter: wind farms, turbines and associated transmission lines can damage habitats and fauna, particularly birds and bats. CIF and BirdLife International recently held a consultation workshop about this issue.
Two regional and five national investment plans under the four CIF programs were endorsed by the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) at the CIF Governance Committee Meetings which were held in Washington, D.C. from April 30 to May 4, 2012. These resources will provide access to over US$372 million in grants and concessional loans to address climate change challenges.
At its meeting on May 4, the FIP Sub-Committee endorsed the <a data-cke-saved-href="/sites/default/files/FIP_4_Brazil_IP_0.pdf' target=" href="/sites/default/files/FIP_4_Brazil_IP_0.pdf' target=" _blank"="">investment plan for Brazil and received updates on the investment plans for Indonesia and Ghana, which are currently under preparati