UN Global Compact  |  CEO Water Mandate

Great Britain Colombia Brazil

Green Growth Equity Fund

<% join_label %>

Green Growth Equity Fund

Show Full Map
Amazon
Area: 5888268 km2
Countries:
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities:
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
PFAF ID:
HydroBasin Level:
Baseline Water Stress:
Water Quality Stress:
Sanitation Access Stress:
Click to view individual basin.
Location
Click Icon to Show on Map
City & Country
,
()

Quick Info

Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Water Funds
Progress to Date: 944.5m Tonnes of emissions avoided
Services Needed: Financial support
Desired Partner: Investor
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2021  »  Dec. 2024
Project Website: www.greenclimate.fund/project/fp164
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Additional Benefits: Long-term partnership(s) created
Beneficiaries: Local communities / domestic users
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: pool
Project Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 95%

Project Overview

Over the past century, IndiaÕs average temperature has increased by around 0.7¡C, largely due to climate change. By the end of the twenty-first century, temperatures are projected to rise by approximately 2.4¡C to 4.7¡C Ð setting a major challenge for India. This programme is IndiaÕs first of its kind climate-focused fund. It will invest in low-carbon and climate-resilient platforms across the energy value chain. This includes renewable energy generation, energy efficient te…

Read More

Over the past century, IndiaÕs average temperature has increased by around 0.7¡C, largely due to climate change. By the end of the twenty-first century, temperatures are projected to rise by approximately 2.4¡C to 4.7¡C Ð setting a major challenge for India. This programme is IndiaÕs first of its kind climate-focused fund. It will invest in low-carbon and climate-resilient platforms across the energy value chain. This includes renewable energy generation, energy efficient technologies, low carbon transport and resource conservation, including water and waste management. The programme provides equity and grants to accelerate the uptake of Indian green infrastructure projects.

Latest updates

No updates found.
Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Project Benefits: Long-term partnership(s) created
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Local communities / domestic users
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (i.e., joint funding of several partners)
Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources

Project Narrative

Thanks in part to a successful collaboration with Coca-Cola on their Replenish program, the Big Pine Creek watershed has seen positive trends in cover crop and other BMP adoption over the five-year life of the watershed project. Along with public sources of funding, the watershed steering committee and staff continue to seek funding that fill the void for those lands, operators, and landowners that are not eligible for, or not selected for funding through USDA or other public programs. Supply chain engagement and corporate investment have proven to be powerful tools for reaching new farmer audiences. We are working to scale this public-private partnership model across other adjacent watersheds with similar intensity of agricultural land use. With a proof of concept, we are confident we can replicate our success in Big Pine Creek watershed in other geographies. WRC investment will catalyze this expansion and bolster the case of necessity for public-private partnerships in conservation. This project will influence a four-county area in Indiana through a 15,000 acre cover crop cost share program that will reach 50 farmers over three years. While administering the program we will capture relevant field characteristics, historical data, and farmer perspectives on a simple participant application for reporting. This information will help build a thesis around improving not only recruitment, but also retention of the use of cover crops. Ability to retain acres in practice and farmers engaged directly correlates with the technical assistance and other support provided by project partners. Since Coca-Cola first invested in the Big Pine Creek watershed in 2016, the project has had an average annual retention rate of 57%. Collaboration with Purdue University researchers is helping us track this retention via specially designed remote sensing algorithms. Project partners provide a substantial amount of in-kind services to support long-term and sustainable adoption of cover crops and other practices. This long-term adoption translates into true headway towards environmental outcomes, including water quality. Finally, continued collaboration with firms like LimnoTech will allow us to quantify load reductions and model water quality improvement in the included watersheds. Data logging, analysis, and modeling will also allow us to forecast water quality impact and soil conservation beyond the life of this proposed project.

Partner Organizations


Overview There is a shrinking window of opportunity to address the climate crisis. Average global temperature is currently estimated to be 1.1°C above pre-industrial times. Based on existing trends, the world could cross the 1.5°C threshold within the next two … Learn More

Suggested Resources

View the full list of 300+ resources at the Water Stewardship Toolbox

In this Nature feature, Johan Rockstrom and co-authors argue that identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change. Learn More

The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) have published a background paper on managing the water-related impacts of climate change. It argues that water is key to effective climate change adaptation. It outlines … Learn More

Developers: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), International Water Management Institute

Inform and strengthen your company’s water management strategies and allow your investors to evaluate current water management activities against detailed definitions of leading practice. Learn More

Developers: Ceres

World Resource Institute's four Aqueduct assessment tools -- Water Risk Atlas, Country Rankings, Aqueduct Food, and Aqueduct Floods -- help companies, governments, and civil society understand and respond to water risks. These water risks include water stress, seasonal variability, pollution, … Learn More

Developers: World Resources Institute

The Toolbox connects your business to the latest tools, guidance, case studies, datasets, and more most relevant to you based on your circumstances and interests. It features more than 250+ resources from dozens of organizations and is updated every week. Learn More

Developers: CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute

This guide aims to provide professionals with the practical information and resources to either start sourcing sustainable cotton or increase volumes. Learn More

This report summarizes and analyzes the responses of a national survey entitled "Evaluation of Credit Stacking" that was developed jointly by EPRI, the World Resources Institute, Stetson University College of Law and the University of Kentucky. The purpose of the … Learn More

Developers: World Resources Institute

Urban stormwater is becoming an increasingly important alternative water supply in California. However, current economic analyses do not adequately evaluate co-benefits provided by different stormwater investments. As a result, urban stormwater capture is undervalued. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

This book is a collection of Engineering With Nature projects from around the world. Engineering With Nature is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaboration. Learn More

This report presents the main findings of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on future orientations for EU Research and Innovation for Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities. Learn More

NBS offer a promising contribution on how to enhance the availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while preserving ecosystems. In this discussion paper, 21 case studies of water management processes are analysed, using a non-representative … Learn More

The Global Water Footprint Assessment Standard can be used to provide comparable quantification and robust analytics, helping corporations, governments, and researchers manage water resources and achieve greater water sustainability. Learn More

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol establishes comprehensive global standardized frameworks to measure and manage GHG emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains and mitigation actions. Building on a 20-year partnership between WRI and the WBCSD, the protocol works with … Learn More

Developers: World Resources Institute

This ISO Standard helps to evaluate the sustainability of a product across its life cycle. Learn More

These guidelines help countries account for their GHG emissions. Learn More

The Pacific Institute – in collaboration with a diverse team of stakeholders – is developing a framework for systematically assessing the multiple benefits and costs provided by water management strategies. Here, we provide a resource library for analysts, decision makers, … Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The report proposes a definitional framework for NbS, including a set of general principles for any NbS intervention. The report also defines the scope of NbS as an umbrella concept embracing a number of different ecosystembased approaches. Learn More

Developers: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches … Learn More

1 in 10 people globally do not even have a basic water pump or covered well close to home, which is making it much harder to cope with the growing impacts of climate change. Learn More

Developers: WASH4Work, WaterAid

This framework provides finance to organizations addressing social and/or environmental needs with the explicit expectation of a measurable social, as well as financial, return. It thus aims to foster economic development while achieving social outcomes. It is one way of … Learn More

This methodology makes it possible for farmers to participate in carbon markets by creating GHG offsets through reductions in the amount of nitrogen used to fertilize crops. These offsets can be sold to other carbon market participants to meet GHG … Learn More

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Compass Business Tools inventory maps existing business tools against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It allows you to explore commonly used business tools that may be useful when assessing your organization’s impact on the SDGs. Learn More

This guide aims to help companies set effective site water targets that are informed by catchment context, which can create value and lessen risks for the company and support collective action. Learn More

Developers: CEO Water Mandate

Nowhere near enough money is being spent on climate change, and the low levels of funding allocated aren’t being targeted to help the worst affected countries deal with the effects, putting billions of lives at risk. Our global analysis of … Learn More

Developers: WASH4Work, WaterAid

The Forest Stewardship Council created the Principles of Forest Stewardship as a worldwide standard to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Learn More

The AWS Standard is a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context. Learn More

Developers: Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)

This discussion paper examines the need for companies to openly acknowledge and discuss the business dependency on consumption, exploring the topic through three different product examples – cars, beef, and clothing. Learn More

‘The Five Goods’ stem from Fashion for Good’s robust definition of ‘good’ and intend to guide the sector with a genuine and accountable framework with the promise of social, economic, and environmental prosperity. Learn More

This report is a culmination of industry interviews, non-government organization inputs, and desk research, the report highlights practical examples for companies in the sector and beyond, grappling with how to integrate the SDGs into their core business and global supply … Learn More

This report demonstrates how nature‐based solutions (NBS) offer a vital means of moving beyond business‐as‐usual to address many of the world’s water challenges while simultaneously delivering additional benefits vital to all aspects of sustainable development. Learn More

As the co-leads of the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) Coalition for the UN Climate Action Summit, China and New Zealand have received descriptions of nearly 200 initiatives and best practices from a broad range of entities around the world. This paper … Learn More

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

Hygiene is both the first and the last defence against diseases due to climate change. Learn More

The 2020 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020) entitled ‘Water and Climate Change’ aims at helping the water community to tackle the challenges of climate change and informing the climate change community about the opportunities that improved … Learn More

This Handbook has been developed in the framework of the ThinkNature project. Its main objective is to gather and promote state-of-the-art knowledge regarding Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), comprising a comprehensive guide to all relevant actors. To this end, each aspect of … Learn More

GIZ Learn More

CTCN; UNEP Learn More

WBCSD Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; Water Integrity Network Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; Ross Strategic Learn More

The World Bank Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; WWF Learn More

CEO Water Mandate Learn More

Leonardo Rodriguez
Primary Contact  

Discussion

No comments found - be the first to add yours below!

No comments found. Log in and add yours below!

Log in to add your comment!


   Loading Matches

No lessons found.

It is very important for us because the one soap for one child project needs a lot of water during production of soap. So we have now clear knowledge on how to save water during post and pre-production.

Os projetos de Captação de Água Pluvial da Rede Engenheiros sem Fronteiras encontram sua maior dificuldade na aquisição do material para construção dos módulos. Uma vez que somos uma Organização Social e não temos lucro, precisamos buscar outros meios de …

Millions of people globally do not have ready access to running water at their homes. They are forced to walk 6 – 10 miles carrying heavy (47 lb. – 21Kgs) water containers daily. The cost of having water delivered is …

OXIDATION PONDS Oxidation ponds were developed during times when the populations were not as great as we are experiencing today. Water quality requirements have been strictly increased for compliance for release. Today the water compliance is close to a class …