We believe showcasing successful examples of concrete economic projects contributing to climate protection and sustainable development is the best way to encourage replication and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. We are therefore constantly seeking Best Practice Projects relating to developing and emerging countries which deliver a positive climate impact and set an example to others.
Call for Green Finance projects
Our most recent Best Practice online call focused on projects exploring innovative financing approaches to deliver climate action. The submissions are currently being evaluated with regard to innovation, replicability and climate impact, as well as their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Crucial success factors are being identified and summarized in a white paper and the most outstanding projects are going to be presented at the upcoming R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT.
Outcome from the call on Biomass & Waste to Energy
Numerous companies and organizations responded to our first project call focused on Biomass & Waste to Energy in early 2018. The ten selected Best Practices 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.
The annual Best Practice Call is part of the brainbows Post Paris Navigator, an initiative supported by the Austrian Development Agency and the Austrian Economic Chambers.
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