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Desert solar farms in Morocco

The Government of Morocco initiated the development of a giant solar power plant, by setting up a public-private partnership with independent power producers. By supporting technology adopters the partnership enabled the procurement of eco-innovation in the shape of pioneering concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. The Noor plant has a capacity of 580 MW and will go a long way to helping Morocco achieve its goal of 42% renewable energy penetration by 2020.

Removing fossil fuel subsidies in Morocco

Over a period of three years, Morocco successfully phased out fossil fuel subsidies, thereby promoting sustainable practices such as energy efficiency and renewable energy production. The Government secured cooperation from citizens by informing them and raising consumer awareness before the subsidies were removed. The change has led to more sustainable consumption of energy, and has significantly reduced the cost to the Government.

Cabeolica Wind Farm in Cape Verde

The Government of Cape Verde brought large scale renewable energy to the archipelago by setting up a public-private partnership (PPP) to develop, build, finance and operate four wind farms. Debt funding was secured from the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank. The partnership succeeded by setting up synergies and creating an effective model to bring the project from conception to realisation.

Working for Water South Africa

The Government of South Africa provided grant funding for the removal of invasive plant species that were negatively impacting the environment and water supply. A nationwide public works programme helped clear one million hectares of land, contributing to a more sustainable water cycle and increased protection of biodiversity. The measure also contributed to economic and social development.

Rwanda plastic bag ban

In response to the growing problem of plastic pollution, the government of Rwanda introduced a ban on plastic bags in 2008. The law prohibits all manufacturing, use, importing and selling of non-biodegradable bags in the country. Plastic bag manufacturers were encouraged to change their business model to recycling by providing incentives, and a new industry emerged producing environmentally friendly, reusable bags. 

South Africa - Municipal Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management

In order to shore up energy supply following national shortages and blackouts, the Government of South Africa introduced a series of measures promoting energy efficiency. One scheme – the Municipal Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management – is providing investment subsidies to municipalities to carry out energy efficiency interventions including more efficient traffic signals and street lighting.

Innovative water management in Singapore

Singapore has historically suffered from freshwater shortages and water insecurity. In the 2000s the Government of Singapore launched new policies to address this, providing grant funding and support to R&D in public sector and industry, investing in infrastructure to improve water cycle management, including water and wastewater treatment, and raising consumer awareness about water conservation through public information and labelling schemes. This helped increase water independence and establish a thriving and innovative water industry.

Industrial wastewater management in Lebanon

The government of Lebanon set out to tackle industrial wastewater pollution, which was being discharged with little or no prior treatment directly into rivers and streams. Following a number of key strategies and plans, a performance standard was introduced, setting a regulatory requirement for industry. International partners helped by providing support (advise/consultancy), assisting companies to make the transition to cleaner practices.

Public procurement of solar power systems in India

Indian Railways consumes 2% of the country’s electricity, and was traditionally heavily reliant on fossil fuels. The Indian Railways Solar Mission plans to overhaul this by installing 1,000 MW of solar power generation capacity by 2020. Public-private partnerships will enable developers to utilise rooftops and spare land for the installation of photovoltaics, with the electricity generated being sold back to the Railways.

Billion Tree Afforestation Project in Pakistan

The Pakistan province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa undertook an ambitious project to promote sustainable forestry management for climate change mitigation, protection of biodiversity, and green growth and jobs. More than 1 billion trees have been planted or protected. By setting up a public-private partnership with local farmers, the project successfully built large networks of nurseries, plantations and enclosures. The necessary human resources capacity building for such an ambitious project was ensured byproviding tailored training to over 7500 farmers and local forestry staff. 

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