Now until April 20, entries are being accepted for the Nepal W2E Bazaar, designed to harvest the most innovative ideas in converting waste to energy in Nepal. Hosted by the Nepalese government and supported by the SREP and World Bank.
On March 13-14, 2013, a wide range of stakeholders gathered in Dar-es-Salaam for a Tanzania Government-hosted workshop to consider the country’s “Geothermal Legal and Regulatory Framework”. Participants included government officials, private developers, geothermal resource survey specialists, development partners, lawyers and civil society representatives.
The FIP presents early lessons learned about REDD+ collaboration and private sector involvement, drawn from experiences of FIP pilot country governments, CSOs, indigenous peoples, private sector, MDBs, and other development partners. Findings are encouraging but more can be done to enhance participation and cooperation.
Debaters at a World Bank event argued the question and cited the CIF as a successful pioneer in a programmatic approach that maximizes comparative advantages of development partners, eliminates duplication, and capitalizes on strengths of earlier initiatives, with recipient countries leading the way. Feature from Climate & Development Knowledge Network
The Jan-Feb 2013 edition of the African Development Bank's Climate Finance newsletter highlights CIF action in Africa--including clean transport in Nigeria and geothermal in Kenya--as well as other climate-related development news from the continent.
CSP World reports Chile's government has just launched a tender to build what could be the first concentrated solar power plant in the country. CTF financing of $67 million channeled through the Inter-American Development Bank will support the project.
World Bank calls for a Global Geothermal Development Plan to bring geothermal power to millions in developing countries, citing the CIF as a path toward development.
Broad-based access to energy is fundamental to Africa’s economic growth, and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has made increased energy access a central pillar of its vision for Africa. It is coordinating ambitious geothermal schemes with Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania, joining with the CIF and other key partners. By Mafalda Duarte, AfDB, for Business Day Live
The CIF has approved a grant of US $950,000 to help Nigeria prepare for a proposed project to revamp Abuja’s mass transit system. The project envisions a multi-modal integrated transport system with high-capacity articulated low-carbon emission buses.
The CIF has announced an agreement to provide Nigeria with US $50 million to support an African Development Bank-supported program of financial intermediation for renewable energy and energy efficiency through local banks, as part of the country’s national Investment Plan endorsed by the CIF in 2010.