• Case study

    West Zone Sanitation

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    To remedy waste sewage and pollution problems, the City has designed an innovative undertaking with the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State Company for Water and Wastewater (CEDAE) to leverage private-sector financing for services extension to the 21 neighborhoods in AP-5.

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    Gramacho Landfill Gas to Energy System

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Through a plan to install a methane capture system throughout the landfill, Novo Gramacho Energia Ambiental and Companhia Municipal de Limpeza Urbana (COMLURB) were able to leverage Clean Development Mechanism financing to reduce the climate change impact of the Gramacho operations and to create a potential income stream for these actors in the future, through sell-back of the energy to a nearby Petrobras facility.

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    BVRio: Incentivizing Green Credit Systems

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro (BVRio) or the Rio de Janeiro Green Exchange is an organization created to develop and operate environmental markets in Brazil. Created in partnership with the State of Rio de Janeiro Secretariat of Environment and the Rio Municipal Finance Secretariat, BVRio aims to become the leading platform for the trading of environmental securities in Brazil.

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  • Case study

    Certificates of Potential Additional Construction (CEPACs) are a method of leveraging private dollars to finance public investment in neighborhood revitalization through a process of rezoning and construction permit auctions. Through rezoning and the sale of CEPACs, the city raises the funds for upfront construction costs, long-term maintenance, and other priorities, such as historic or cultural preservation.

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