Financial Instruments for Brazil Energy Efficient Cities (GCF-FP065)

Countries
  • Brazil
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Mar 1, 2018
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Borrower
Government of Brazil
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Climate and Environment
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 195.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 186.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 9.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,306.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2020


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Project Description

Brazil’s energy-related emissions have increased 130 percent from 1990-2012, against a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of a 10 percent reduction by 2030. With extensive urbanization (over 85 percent of Brazil’s population lives in urban areas), previous work financed by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and others1 ,led to the identification two sectors where transformative change could be made: municipal street lighting and energy efficiency (EE) in urban industrial areas. In order to overcome financing barriers and catalyze a significant shift in the trajectory of energy-related emissions, the Financial Instruments for Brazil Energy Efficient Cities (FinBRAZEEC) project, aims to unlock long term private financing for urban energy efficiency projects in Brazil by reducing the credit risk of LED street lighting (SL) and industrial efficiency projects (IEE) and enhancing their technical quality. The project will create an EE facility hosted at a local public bank, CAIXA Econômica Federal (CEF) and will support CEF in raising private financing for the efficient SL and off-balance sheet financing for IEE by incentivizing local Brazilian lenders to start lending on a “project risk” basis vs the currently dominant “corporate finance”.

Investment Description
Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.

Contact Information

For project details, contact: 

Silvia Martínez Romero, Senior Energy Specialist

smartinezromero@worldbank.org

+1-202-473-0065

I 5-506, 1818 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA 

 

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