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Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) Tajikistan

Tajikistan is regarded as the country most vulnerable to climate change among the EBRD countries of operations (CoOs), due to the climate-sensitive nature of its hydrological systems which are critical for energy generation and agricultural irrigation, and for the livelihoods of the population. Additionally, there is significant market potential in the private sector for green technologies that will improve the quality of production and products, and enhance the value-chains and export potential as a result.

In this context, EBRD launched the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) Tajikistan to provide financing up to USD 25 million for on-lending to eligible sub-projects via Partner Financial Institutions (PFIs), which aim to scale up climate financing to support Tajikistan’s transition to a green economy. Frankfurt School was appointed the Project Consultant to manage the credit line and will conduct capacity building, marketing and awareness-raising activities in Tajikistan.

National Energy Efficiency Financing Mechanism Roadmap and Supporting the Establishment of Competitive Energy Efficiency Tender Mechanism in Turkey (NEEFM)

Turkey has experienced rapid growth in demand across all segments of its energy market over the last decade. In response, Turkey has taken concrete actions to increase Energy Efficiency (EE) in efforts to decrease CO2 and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, secure its energy supply and create a more sustainable energy sector and efficient liberal energy market. As a result, several legal and institutional reforms were initiated, including the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2017-2023 (NEEAP) with the cooperation of EBRD.

As the Project Consultant, Frankfurt School supported the Turkish Government to implement NEEAP through the development of a roadmap for a national EE financing mechanism as well as creating a competitive EE tender mechanism.

Key Agricultural Product Risk Assessment (KAPRA)

12/2017 – 01/2019

The province of Izmir plays an important role in Turkey’s agricultural economy (it ranks third in terms of agricultural production). The province is a hub for many agricultural products and is considered the capital of organic farming and alternative agro-food systems of Turkey.

Building on the agricultural pillar of the “Improving Predictions and Management of Hydrological Extremes” project financed by the European Union Horizon 2020, the overall objective of KAPRA is to break new ground in the emerging field of climate resilience financing, combining pro-business and ecosystem-friendly approaches that are socially acceptable in Turkey. In cooperation with the local beneficiary Izmir Development Agency, Frankfurt School selected 5 key agricultural products in 8 districts in the Kucuk Menderes River Basin as supported by 42 product selection indicators.

Turkey Sustainable Energy Finance Facility - TurSEFF (Phases I, II, III)

06/2010 - 01/2013

Together with the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), the EBRD offers refinancing opportunities to various Turkish banks. Project:

  1. Commercial energy efficiency investments,
  2. Small-scale, independent renewable energy investments,
  3. Energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in the construction sector,
  4. Energy efficiency and renewable energy in the housing sector, and
  5. It aims to encourage investment loans to producers, suppliers and installers of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology, equipment and materials that meet the criteria.

As part of the consortium that provides technical support to banks and borrowers (investors), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has provided support to the project in project design, implementation, marketing and successful implementation. The team is also responsible for defining technical suitability criteria and evaluating sub-projects against this criterion.

Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility - MidSEFF (Phase I, II, III)

04/2011- 12/2013

With the co-financing support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), various Turkish banks, offering medium-scale renewable energy sub-projects to private sector clients, making energy efficiency improvements in the industrial sector and private sector investments, / or provides ease of refinancing for industrial waste-to-energy generation projects.

The aim of the project, which determines the price of participating banks and that can be financed by banks, medium-sized sustainable energy investment projects, technical and applicable environmental framework to identify renewable energy projects and developed to prepare technical expertise and sustainable environmental standards applied in energy projects in line with European Union projects in Turkey to provide them with information about. As a result, medium-sized projects in Turkey is expected to promote sustainable energy projects for the formation of a self-sustaining market.

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Konsorsiyum taraflarından biri olan Frankfurt School'un sorumlulukları:

  • MidSEFF olarak bilinen yeni ve cazip kredi ürününü tanıtmak;
  • Uygun proje fırsatlarını görebilmek ve proje değerlendirme süreci eğitimi (iş üstünde eğitim) sayesinde uygulanabilir alt projeleri teknik ve finansal olarak değerlendirebilmek için yerel katılımcı bankaların kapasitesini geliştirmek;
  • Katılımcı bankaların operasyonlarını eğitimler, kontrol listeleri ve elektronik araçların geliştirilmesiyle kolaylaştırmak, birleştirmek ve her alt proje için bir tanım ve sosyal danışmanlık üretmek;
  • Potansiyel kredi müşterilerine ve katılımcı bankalara belediyelerin atıktan enerji üretme çalışmaları da dahil olmak üzere proje geliştirme ve Enerjinin Rasyonel Kullanımı Planı'na göre adım adım proje değerlendirme sürecini takip etmede destek vermek;
  • Gerekli durumlarda potansiyel karbon hareketlerini tespit ederek Karbon Finansmanı Danışmanları ile ortaklık kurmak;
  • Çevresel ve sosyal riskleri analiz ederek ve eylem planı geliştirerek çevre değerlendirme desteği vermek ve katılımcı bankalar ile uyum yöntemleri geliştirmek yoluyla projenin uzun vadeli etkilerini artırmaktır.

Impact Assessment of Two AFD Funds Given to TSKB

2005 -2006

French Development Agency (AFD), which is one of Turkey's leading banks, the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) has offered 50 million euros in two loan facilities. The first lending project, initiated in 2005, focused on energy, education and health, providing long-term funding for Turkish private sector companies' financial investments. The second lending project signed in 2006 was devoted to the investments of Turkish private companies working in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural gas distribution and controlling industrial pollution.

Frankfurt School has been appointed as an independent consultant firm for the final evaluation of these two projects. This approach aimed to eliminate the uncertainties in terms of fulfilling AFD's goals for the correct use of public funds and a deep understanding of the results of its activities in line with the criteria proposed by the Economic Development and Cooperation Organization Development Assistance Committee.


Contact Person for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance:

Zühal Ürgüplü Şanal

Project Manager