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Green Projects from Around the World

World Bank Green Bonds support projects selected by World Bank environment and other sector specialists that meet specific criteria for development activities that help lower global carbon emissions. World Bank green projects, like all World Bank projects, are designed to reduce poverty and improve local economies. But they specifically focus on tackling climate change issues that directly impact developing countries.

Eligible Projects may include projects that target (a) mitigation of climate change including investments in low-carbon and clean technology programs, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects ("Mitigation Projects"), or (b) adaptation to climate change, including investments in climate-resilient growth "Adaptation Projects").

The following list are “green” projects which are funded in whole or in part, by World Bank Green Bonds. These projects promote the transition to low-carbon and climate resilient growth in the recipient country, as determined by IBRD.

Brazil - Integrated Solid Waste & Carbon Finance: The objective of this project is to improve the treatment and final disposal of municipal solid waste in Brazil including reducing methane emission. > more
Brazil - Greening Rio de Janerio Urban Rail Transit – Additional Financing: The project provides additional financing to an earlier Transit System Project for Rio de Janeiro (RJ) for placing the freight and trasport systems. > more
China - Beijing Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Scale-Up (Sunshine Schools) Project: The project aims to increase the share of clean energy in electricity consumption and to demonstrate the viability of the renewable energy service company model for scaling up the deployment of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems. > more
China - Bengbu Integrated Environment Improvement: This project seeks to prevent flooding, improve water supply, increase treatment of Wastewater, and improve the efficiency of services delivered in Bengbu Municipality. > more
China - Changzhi Urban Transport: The project objective is to improve transport mobility in the central city of Changzhi in a safe, energy-saving, and efficient manner for all. > more
China - Eco-Farming Project: In China, millions of households rely on the agriculture sector for their livelihood, and their future depends on improved management of their natural resources. > more 
China - Energy Efficiency Financing: China's energy-intensive manufacturing industries account for about 50% of its total energy consumption and operate at significantly higher levels of energy intensity than international best practices. > more
China - Energy Efficiency Financing II: China's energy-intensive manufacturing industries account for about 50% of their total energy consumption and operate at significantly higher levels of energy intensity than international best practices. > more
China - Green Energy Schemes for Low-carbon City in Shanghai: The objective of this project is to support Shanghai's low-carbon city development by promoting green energy schemes, with a focus on Changning district. > more
China - Huai River Basin Flood Management and Drainage Improvement: The Huai River Basin is the third largest river basin in China with a population of 165 million people in its watershed. > more
China - Hubei Xiangyang Urban Transport: The project objective is to improve mobility and accessibility within and to the Xiangcheng District of Xiangyang in an integrated, efficient and safe manner. > more
China - Hunan Forest Restoration and Development: This project promotes the reforestation and rehabilitation ice storm-damaged ecological forest plantation areas (58,900 hectares in total) with diversified local adapted species and long-term forest management. > more
China - Integrated Forestry Development: Recognizing the important role of forests in supporting rural livelihoods and environmental services, China has increased its forest cover over the past two decades to 38% of the country's territory. > more
China - Jiangxi Shihutang Navigation & Hydropower Complex Project: Central China’s most significant inland waterway transport (IWT) network is in Jiangxi Province. > more
China - Liaoning Third Medium Cities Infrastructure: Inefficient coal-fired heat boilers and coal-based combined-heat and power plants provide the majority of heating services in Liaoning Province. > more
China - Shandong Energy Efficiency: China's goal is to reduce carbon dioxide intensity (CO2 per unit of GDP) by 40-45% between 2005 and 2020. > more
China - Urumqi District Heating Project: The project will finance construction of basic infrastructure to connect residents to district heating services with improved energy efficiency and environmental performance. > more
China - Wuhan Second Urban Transport: China is now the largest emitter of energy-related CO2 in the world. Chinese CO2 emissions tripled between 1990 and 2009. > more
China - Xi'an Sustainable Urban Transport: Xi’an is one of the great ancient capitals of China, home to some of China’s most renowned historical and cultural relics, such as the Terracotta Army, and attracts millions of tourists every year. > more
China - Xining Flood and Watershed Management: This project will improve the safety of people and protection of property from flood events and enhance sustainable utilization of land and water resources within Xining Municipality. > more
China - Xinjiang Yining Urban Transport Improvement Project: The objective of the project is to improve transport mobility in the central area of Yining City and to provide transport accessibility in the selected new areas of the city, all in a safe, clean and efficient manner. > more

Colombia - Support to the National Urban Transit Program: 75% of Colombia's population currently lives in cities and most of these urban residents rely entirely on the public transportation system. > more

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic - Emergency Recovery and Disaster Risk Management: In 2007, the Dominican Republic was hit by two powerful tropical storms that not only left thousands of families homeless and damaged crops. > more
India - Power System Development Project IV: India’s weak power infrastructure constrains India’s full growth potential and leaves many households without electricity services. > more
India - Rampur Hydropower Project: India produces 4% of the world’s total CO2 emissions annually. It is projected that the country will produce 13 % of the world’s total emissions by 2031 under “business as usual”. > more
India - Sustainable Urban Transport: India is the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world, and its transportation sector is a rapidly growing source of its emissions. > more
Indonesia - Geothermal Energy: The project helps Indonesia increase power generation from renewable geothermal resources and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide that would otherwise be generated from its primarily fossil fuels-based power generation system. > more
Indonesia - Water Resources and Irrigation Management Program: Good water resources and irrigation management are essential for Indonesia's water and food security (the bulk of Indonesia’s grain crops are from irrigated areas). > more
Jamaica - Energy Security and Efficiency Enhancement Project: Jamaica’s energy sector is characterized by high costs and very high dependence on imported petroleum products. > more
Macedonia and Serbia
Macedonia and Serbia - South East Europe and Caucasus Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility: This project helps increase access of homeowners, farmers, enterprises, and government agencies to financial protection from losses caused by climate change and geological hazards in Macedonia and Serbia. > more
Mexico - Climate Change Development Policy Loan: In Mexico, changes in temperature and precipitation have been increasing flood, drought and hurricane frequencies. > more
Mexico - Efficient Lighting and Appliances: About 80% of Mexico's energy comes from fossil fuels (including imported gas).  Electricity generation produces emissions of greenhouse gases and other local pollutants. > more
Mexico - Forest and Climate Change Project: The project's goal is to support rural communities in Mexico to sustainably manage their forests, build social organization, and generate additional income for forest products and services including the reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation. > more
Mexico - Integrated Energy Services: The objective is to increase electricity access in the poorest southern states of Mexico targeting small communities in the range of 50 to 500 households. > more
Mexico - Modernization of the National Meteorological Service for Improved Climate Adaptation: The project aims to strengthen the human resource, institutional, and infrastructure capacity of Mexico's National Meteorological Service to meet this need of timely and accurate weather and climate information. > more
Mexico - Sustainable Rural Development Project: This project supports environmentally-friendly technologies with a focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste management, and biomass-to-energy conversion. > more
Mexico - Urban Transport Transformation Program: Mexico has one of the most carbon-intensive transport sectors in Latin America, accounting for 18% of Mexico’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. > more
Montenegro - Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings: Montenegro currently must import about one-third of its power to feed its fast growing electricity demands and to make up for diminishing electricity production from the run-down plants and assets of the state-owned electricity company. > more
Morocco - Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power: This first project finances a160 MW plant using concentrated solar power technology that is part of Morocco's renewable energy scale-up initiative which includes solar capacity of 500 MW to be built by the Moroccan Solar Agency. > more
Morocco - Solid Waste Development Policy Loan: This program supported the government's reform program to enhance the governance of the solid waste sector through regulatory and institutional measures designed to establish a clear framework, eliminating overlap and/or gaps in the policy-making. > more
Peru - Second Rural Electrification: The project supports the provision of electricity services to rural areas by extension of conventional electricity grid and by financing solar photovoltaic systems for remote or dispersed populations. > more
Tunisia - Energy Efficiency: Tunisia has an urgent need to reduce its economy’s energy intensity to improve its competitiveness, reduce its exposure to shocks from world energy markets, and reduce its carbon footprint. > more
Tunisia - Fourth Northwest Mountainous and Forested Areas Development: Tunisia’s mountainous and forested areas of the Northwest cover 1.2 million hectares and support watersheds supplying 75% of the water consumed in the country. > more
Tunisia - Second Water Sector Investment: The project promotes efficiency improvements in irrigation schemes, more reliable water supply. By the end of the project about 25,000 hectares with irrigation and drainage systems are targeted to be rehabilitated and 10,000 households supplied with new drinking water service. > more
Turkey - Private Sector Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project: The project's objective is to stimulate privately owned and operated energy production from indigenous renewable sources within the market-based framework of the Turkish electricity market laws. > more
Turkey - Small and Medium Enterprises Energy Efficiency Project: The project aims to improve the efficiency of energy use in small and medium enterprises (SME), by scaling-up commercial bank lending for energy efficiency investments. > more
Ukraine - Energy Efficiency Project: The project is expected to generate gas and energy savings in the order of 2,600 thousand cubic meters and 400 GWh (though actual amounts will depend on demand for credit and type of projects financed). > more
Ukraine - Power Transmission Project in Support of the Energy Sector Reform & Development Program: Despite significant surplus in installed generating capacity, some regions of Ukraine are experiencing difficulties covering their peak load due to inadequate power transmission capacity. > more
Uruguay - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change: The project supports Uruguay's efforts to promote farmer adoption of improved agricultural and livestock practices that reduce greenhouse gas emission and other environmental impacts. > more

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