SL- Climate finance for renewables (WB-P151800)

  • Sri Lanka
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  • World Bank (WB)
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Mining
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 12.00 million
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$ 12.00 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 2, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 10, 2016

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Project Description
The proposed project will support GoSL’s efforts for the development of renewable energy to increase the share of NCRE in the energy mix to 20 percent by 2020. Given that Sri Lanka heavily relies on imported fossil fuels to meet the growing energy demand, diversifying energy generation away from imported fossil fuels is critical to accommodate fluctuations in international oil and coal markets to improve the country’s fiscal resilience. Renewable energy provides an opportunity for Sri Lanka to limit import dependence and vulnerability to fossil fuel price shocks, and move toward energy self-sufficiency. The proposed project will enhance Sri Lanka’s capacity to access international climate finance and improve fiscal resilience through the achievement of national NCRE targets. It will also assist GoSL in identifying and developing a long-term strategy to achieve green and climate resilient growth by facilitating low-carbon interventions across various different sectors.
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