We support local and regional governments transform their low-emission and resilient development infrastructure concepts into mature, robust, and bankable projects ready for financing and implementation. Here are some of our success stories.
Zero budgeting model to mitigate climate change
Pingtung County, Chinese Taipei, has ambitious goals to tackle climate change and foster its energy transition. One of the strategies is to provide large access to green-powered electricity. The County, which applied to the Transformative Actions Program (TAP) in 2018, managed to set solar photovoltaic (PV) zones in subsidence areas employing a zero budgeting model. This was a key strategy to ensure sustainable land use while achieving a low energy emission target.
Doumé Access to Sustainable Public Services
Doumé is taking measures to tackle climate change by increasing sustainable access to water and electricity. Launched in 2019, the Doumé “Access to Sustainable Public Services” project has managed to obtain support from the European Union funded Covenant of Mayors Sub Saharan Africa (CoM-SSA) III project that will help the local government to develop the necessary pre- feasibility studies.
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.
Protecting the ecosystem in Brasília
To address the problems related with droughts and water scarcity, in the capital city Brasília, working under the umbrella of the Serrinha do Paranoá Waters Project, collaborative governance networks among public institutions, civil society organizations, and community members enabled implementation of initiatives including participatory mapping of water features, stream restoration, and establishment of conservation areas.