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Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms in Brazil, China and India

Project website

The objective of the project was to achieve a major increase in energy efficiency investments by the domestic financial sectors in Brazil, China and India. Activities included technical assistance, training, applied research and cross-country exchanges in four areas:

  • developing commercial banking opportunities for energy efficiency
  • supporting Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)
  • creating guarantee funds for energy efficiency
  • developing equity funding for ESCOs and energy efficiency projects

The project was a joint initiative of the World Bank and UNEP, funded by the United Nations Foundation, and is part of a larger World Bank programme on energy efficiency investments.

The project was jointly implemented by the World Bank, URC and country teams in Brazil, China and India.

Visit the project website for details.

Reference sheet (Intranet)

For further information contact:  Jyoti P. Painuly, jypa@dtu.dk
Juan Zak, jfzk@dtu.dk 


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