Benin Energy Plus

The Benin Energy Plus project is delivered as a partnership between ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Association Nationale des Communes du Bénin (ANCB). The project, originated through a TAP application, is part of the GIZ Green People’s Energy program, which aims to provide conditions for supplying regions in rural Africa with decentralized renewable energy, assisted by the involvement of citizens and the private sector.

Unlocking Public-Private Partnerships: A Toolkit for local governments

The Toolkit for local governments enables  to develop public-private partnerships (PPPs) and use carbon financing as a potential implementation mechanism of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. This collection of tools and resources are divided into building blocks to guide the user into the main stages of the project development cycle.

Building Block 1: PPP Fundamentals

Building Block 2: An Enabling Policy Landscape

Building Block 3: Ensuring Successful Partnerships

Building Block 4: Accessing Finance

Building Block 5:  Partnerships for Solar Energy

Mérida Circuito Sur

Mérida thrives for a model of urban integration that generates awareness and sustainable habits in order to build a more inclusive and resilient city. Launched in 2017, Circuito Sur is a sustainable mobility project aiming to connect the Southern areas with the city center, representing the first step towards this urban model.

Palmas Solar Program

To improve its solar power capacity, the city of Palmas in Brazil adopted a strategy and in 2015 launched the Palmas Solar Program. Reaffirming the city’s commitment to sustainable development, the program offers tax incentives for households and businesses to install photovoltaic panels and become small-scale energy producers. Through this program, the city expects to maximize the share of renewables in the energy mix and become a national leader in installed solar capacity by 2022.

The case study is also available in Spanish and Portuguese .

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