Green Cities 2 (EBRD-50440)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Oct 31, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
  • Climate and Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 812.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 700 million
Converted using 2018-09-03 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,334.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 1,149 million
Converted using 2018-09-03 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jan 28, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 24, 2018

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The Clients (borrowers) for the GrCF2 will include governments, municipalities, municipal-owned utility companies, and private companies providing municipal services. And the framework will consist of public (both sovereign and non - sovereign) and private loans, in an aggregate amount of up to EUR 700 million.

According to the bank document, the GrCF2 continues to serve as a sector-wide catalyst for addressing environmental challenges at the city level. This will be achieved through the preparation and subsequent implementation of Green City Action Plans ("GCAP"). GCAP methodology takes a systematic approach to identify, benchmarking, prioritizing and guiding green city actions by cities.

The process involves four steps:

1. Green city baseline and priority setting: measuring the current status of environmental challenges in the city based on 70 core indicators and identifying the priority environmental challenges that need to be addressed.

2. Green City Action Plan: preparing a document that articulates the city's vision, strategic objectives and priority actions and investments regarding environmental challenges and meet the objectives.

3. Implementation: execution of the GCAP.

4. Monitoring and evaluation: monitoring the GCAP results and updating the GCAP as necessary.

Thus GCAPs will be used to identify priority environmental and climate change challenges and subsequent green investments and policy interventions, together with wider strategic objectives in this field. Beyond GCAPs, the sub-projects will address company financial and operational performance, together with implementation capacity, where required and support their access to capital markets.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

The total cost of the GrCF2 is estimated at up to €1,149 million including co-financing provided by international donors. The GrCF2 will also benefit from technical cooperation assignments to support preparation and implementation of sub-projects.

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