Vital role for private sector in financing climate resilience

The FINANCIAL — The warning could hardly have been starker: “Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible”, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report published in August. It was a stark…

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EBRD Lends Izmir €125 Million to Build New Metro Line

A new metro line in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, will provide safer, more reliable and greener transport for about 500,000 residents in the urban district of Buca. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the first phase of construction…

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EBRD and EU support women entrepreneurs in Morocco

BEO events and communications agency benefits from the Women in Business programme. According to EBRD, Amina Moumny used to work for one of the most prestigious international hotels in Morocco’s cosmopolitan Casablanca. She loved her job as director of banqueting and seminars –…

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Whole-life carbon roadmap for Poland

The FINANCIAL -- Buildings play a crucial role in Poland’s effort to meet the 2050 net-zero emissions goal, says a new study published today by the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).…

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How to value and preserve water

The FINANCIAL -- Thinking big to protect the world’s biggest natural capital asset. Water, the source of life - celebrated today on World Water Day – is under pressure from climate change. With some regions becoming drier and others ever more exposed to…

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Breaking the glass ceiling at EBRD

The FINANCAIL -- It is a long march to the top. It took more than a century for women’s suffrage to be widely achieved, but economic equality remains a distant prospect. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated in 2019 that women around…

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EBRD supports new dry port development in Egypt

The FINANCIAL -- As a country with a growing population and economy, Egypt needs urgent investment in its infrastructure capacity to alleviate the pressure on existing ports, shipment points and trade centres. New facilities are required to reduce congestion, allow for a better…

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EBRD to co-finance investment projects with Turkey’s Garanti BBVA

The FINANCIAL -- The EBRD continues to expand access to finance for Turkish businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic with a new agreement with Garanti BBVA. The EBRD is providing a risk-sharing facility, which – together with Garanti BBVA – will facilitate lending to…

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