Our Unique Approach

R20 – Regions of Climate Action is accelerating the implementation of green infrastructure projects in the field of waste optimization, renewable energy and energy efficiency by “connecting the dots” between public authorities, technology partners and financial investors.

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Our  Achievements

Algeria
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Initiated in Oran in 2013, the "Zero Waste, Energy Efficiency, and Capacity Building" programme is one of R20's largest.
Brazil
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Initiated in Rio de Janeiro in 2014, the LED Street Lighting programme has been successful in over 40 cities and has become one of R20's flagship energy efficiency programmes.
Nigeria
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Initiated in 2013 under the driving force of the Government of Delta State, the TACC programme has led to the implementation of a number of community-level projects.
China
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This project was undertaken in close collaboration with the Dapeng New District Government with the aim to optimize the waste management value chain in the district.

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Interview with Dr. Patrick Scheurle
Interview with Dr. Patrick Scheurle

As we enter 2019, a critical year for the implementation of the Sub national Climate Fund Africa (SnCF Africa), Patrick Scheurle, CEO of BlueOrchard Finance, describes what makes the R20-BlueOrchard partnership so innovative and explains the key role impact investing and “blended finance” can play in accelerating green infrastructure investments in emerging markets, Africa in

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The 2018 Green Solutions Awards
The 2018 Green Solutions Awards

Solutions already shaping the zero-carbon city. On December 6th, in the Framework of COP24 in Katowice (Poland), winners of the 2018 Green Solutions Awards were revealed during a ceremony that gathered nearly 200 industry professionals from all around the world. Organized by the Construction21 network, the Green Solutions Awards highlights pioneering projects and showcases relevant

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PlastiCircular : The New Age of Plastic
PlastiCircular : The New Age of Plastic

Last Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2018), R20 welcomed key stakeholders – Dow-DuPont, Danone, Nestle, PepsiCo, Veolia, Suez, WBCSD, IUCN, WWF, etc. – to kick off PlastiCircular, a new initiative that aims to create a resilient market for plastic collection and recycling through the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility for post-consumer packaging in developing countries. The one-day

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Climate leaders share stories with purpose at Talanoa Dialogue
Climate leaders share stories with purpose at Talanoa Dialogue

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chair of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and R20, partnered with the Prime Minister of Fiji and COP23 President Frank Bainimarama to convene a meeting that brought together key actors and thought leaders. The meeting focused on the impact of sub-national financial systems and explored how joint public/private financing can support low-carbon and climate

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