Portfolio Selection

Example of typical eligible projects include:

  • Greenfield Renewable Energy Generation (e.g. solar, wind, geothermal and ocean power);
  • Demand-side Brownfield and Greenfield Energy Efficiency (e.g. energy efficiency improvements in lighting and equipment; retrofit of transmission lines, substations or distribution systems to reduce technical losses);
  • Vehicle energy efficiency fleet retrofit or urban transport modal change;
  • Biosphere conservation projects (reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation of ecosystems);
  • Solid Waste Management (e.g. incineration of waste, landfill gas capture and landfill gas combustion);
  • Industrial Processes (reduce GHG emissions from industrial processes improvements and cleaner production);
  • Fugitive emissions and carbon capture (e.g. carbon capture and storage, reduction of gas flaring or methane fugitive emissions in the oil and gas industry, coal mine methane capture);
  • Urban Development (e.g. rehabilitation and upgrade of urban water drainage systems in areas vulnerable to frequency and/or severity of flash floods and storm surges brought by climate change);
  • Water Supply and Access (e.g. water saving measures such as introduction of less water intensive crops or preservation of soil moisture and fertility).

List of eligible projects in the Green Bond Portfolio

 Name of project   Type   AfDB financing (USD mn)   Allocated amount to Green Bonds as of 31st October 2017 (USD mn) 
Segou Solar Power Plant - Mali Solar 10 0
Achwa 2 Hydro Power Plant - Uganda Hydro 20 0
National Irrigation Water Saving Programme Support Programme - PHASE II (PAPNEEI-2) - Morocco Water 88 0
Railway Infrastructure Reinforcement Project Transport  112 67,3
Mekele-Dallol and Semera-Afdera Power Supply for Industrial Development and Access Scale-up Project - Ethiopia  Energy Efficiency 105 0
Form Ghana Reforestation Project Reforestation  14 0
Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation Programme - Project 2 - Uganda  Water 77 1,4
Mahe Sustainable Water Augmentation project - Seychelles  Water 20,60 0,34
Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project - Uganda  Energy Efficiency 100 0,5
Dar Es Salaam Bus Rapid BRT Project - Tanzania  Transport  97 0,6
Transnet rail expansion - South Africa  Transport  268 229,7
Lekki Tolaram Port Transport     
Ouarzazate Solar Complex Project - Phase II (NOORo II and NOORo III power plants) - Morocco  Solar 114 86
Xina Solar One Project - South Africa  Solar 67 50
Lake Turkana Wind Power Project -  Kenya  Wind 131 131
Ouarzazate Solar Power Station Project - Phase I  (NOORo 1 power plant) - Morocco  Solar 114 114
ONEE Integrated Wind/Hydro and Rural Electrification Programme - Morocco Wind 410 149
Ithezi-Tezhi Power Project  - Zambia   Hydro  35 31
Project to Improve the Quality of Treated Water - Tunisia  Water 37,03 12,38
Eskom Renewable Energy Project - Sere Wind Facility - South Africa Wind 45 8,79
Kivuwatt Project  - Rwanda Biogas 25 23,37
Cabeólica Wind Power Project - Cape Verde   Wind  16 12
Gabal El-Asfar Wastewater Treatment Plant - Stage II, Phase II Project - Egypt  Water 60,86 48,89
The Electricity Distribution Networks Rehabilitation and Restructuring Project - Tunisia  Energy Efficiency  48 40
Power Transmission and Distribution Development Project - Morocco   Energy Efficiency  110 64
The National Irrigation Water Saving Programme Support Project - Morocco   Water  88,00 0,00
Buseruka Hydropower Project - Uganda   Hydro  13 8