We believe showcasing successful examples of concrete economic projects contributing to climate protection and sustainable development is the best way to encourage imitation and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. We are therefore constantly seeking Best Practice Projects related to developing and emerging countries which deliver a positive climate impact and set an example for others.

Call for Green Finance projects

Our current call focuses on “Mobilizing Finance to Deliver Climate Action”. We are specifically looking for projects which successfully apply innovative financing approaches (such as blended investment, crowdfunding etc.) and/or receive support from International Financial Institutions or philanthropists.

Link to the online questionnaire: Green Finance Call
The call will be closed on February 28, 2019

The Best Practice Call is part of the brainbows Post Paris Navigator, an initiative supported by the Austrian Development Agency and the Austrian Economic Chambers. The projects submitted will be evaluated in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Crucial success factors will be identified and summarized in a white paper and the most outstanding projects will be presented at the next R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT.

Outcome from the call on Biomass & Waste to Energy

Numerous companies and organizations followed our last call focused on Biomass & Waste to Energy. The ten selected Best Practice Projects are listed below. A Special Report discussing each project as well as derived success factors and policy recommendations can be downloaded from the "Outcome” section.


Sustainability package for households in Ethiopia

Holistic project to improve life quality of the rural population

Submitter: Caritas and Vorarlberger Kraftwerke
Location: Meki, Ethiopia


Center for Recycling and Refuse Derived Fuel in thailand

Knowhow and experiences gaining to be used in projects of African countries

Submitter: Wongpanit International Co., Ltd.
Location: City Nakornthai, Province Phitsanulok, Thailand


Clean Successor to Fossil Fuels in Ethiopia and Kenya

Creating value from untapped resources

Submitter: NextFuel Technology GmbH
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia & Kisumu, Kenya


Demo Composting plant in Oran, Algeria

Zero Waste, Energy Efficiency and capacity building program

Submitter: Compost Systems as the supplier of technology and design services, R20 for the management and local organization
Location: Oran, Algeria


Virunga Mountain Gorilla Project in Ruanda

Improving living conditions and habits through efficient cooking stoves

Submitter: Likano Project Development GmbH in cooperation with International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP)
Location: 4 Districts - Rubavu, Nyabihu, Musanze and Burera - around the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda


Municipal Solid Waste treatment plant in Mumbai, India

Mumbai's waste management market and working solutions

Submitter: Compost Systems GmbH
Location: Kanjur, Mumbai, India


First Waste-To-Energy Hybrid Facility in Naga City, Philippines

A private sector contribution to sustainable solid waste management - where waste is put in the right place under the right process.

Submitter: IUT GmbH - Innovation. Umwelt. Technologie.
Location: Naga City, Cebu, Philippines


Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management in Loh Djiboua, Ivory Coast

Valorisation of Municipal Solid Waste creating new sustainable jobs in the region

Submitter: R20 Regions of Climate Action.
Location: Loh Djiboua, Ivory Coasts


Circular Bio-Economy Project, Condoto, Colombia

Bio Carbon Refinery based Renewable Energy

Submitter: energy4future Gmbh (e4f); Extracon S.A.; Concejo Comunitario Mayor Condoto – Iró, Colombia
Location: Condoto, Province Chocó, Colombia


Atmove - biomethane mobility for Brazil

Innovation for small and medium farmers and the climate using residuals from agriculture (manure, organic waste material, organic by products) as fuel and fertilizer

Submitter: Spirit Design GmbH
Location: Itaipu - Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil

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