Single Stage Open Competitive Selection – Request for Proposals
24/08/2020 THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 18/09/2020
Project Description: The EBRD’s Green Cities proposal to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the largest public sector programme approved by the Fund to date. The GCF’s approval is also an important milestone in the Bank’s efforts to support cities in their green development. The approval represents the international community’s endorsement of the Bank’s Green Cities approach, which combines policy dialogue and planning with targeted investments to meaningfully address climate change in cities. The funding from the GCF will support the Bank’s Green Cities Framework for climate-focused urban development in Albania, Armenia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Jordan, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia and Tunisia. With the GCF’s support, cities will be able to pursue more ambitious climate change targets and more innovative, sustainable infrastructure solutions. With GCF’s co-finance, EBRD Green Cities will deliver over EUR 1 billion in climate finance to cities across all EBRD countries to address these impacts.
Cities represent a unique opportunity to meaningfully address and adapt to climate change. Urban areas account for less than 1 per cent of global land use, yet are responsible for around 70 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and approximately 75 per cent of energy consumption. Cities are also some of the most vulnerable areas to climate change in terms of rising sea levels, increased precipitation and more intense heat. These impacts are projected to only grow as the world becomes increasingly urbanised. As cities seek to address their climate change challenges and contribute to meeting climate related targets, access to capital beyond public finance will be critical. Private sector capital will be required for cities to achieve their ambitious targets. Institutions such as the EBRD and the GCF can play a role in helping cities to ultimately diversify cities’ funding sources and achieve these targets.
The GCF’s support will help to deliver significant climate impacts in the beneficiary countries. The EBRD estimates its combined Green Cities efforts with GCF will reduce carbon emissions by 11.9 million tonnes over the lifetime of the investments, roughly equivalent to the annual emissions of Lithuania. Green Cities will also benefit millions of people in participating EBRD cities across the COO through improved urban services, municipal planning and policy dialogue.In this respect, as required by the agreement with the GCF, the EBRD will support cities in preparation of a Green Financing Roadmap that will build the capacity of participating municipalities to address the key elements of accessing green finance markets including green bonds.
For the avoidance of doubt, technical proposals should be sent through eSelection and NOT to the above email address. Financial proposals should be sent to the above email address and NOT through eSelection or Bank Contact Person.
Bank Contact Person:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
e-mail: GarlickJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)
Deadline to Submit Clarification Questions: Via e-mail to the Bank Contact Person – not later than 2 calendar weeks before the Closing Date.