Knowledge Note

Following Vietnam’s national agenda, the Dang Nang City government made a strong commitment to sustainable urban development and green growth with the adoption of its city environmental plan in August 2008. In 2013, PPIAF, in collaboration with the World Bank Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning (SUEEP1) program in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Region, supported Da Nang in developing a long-term sustainable energy and emissions plan. The SUEEP program aims to promote solutions that would help de-link high levels of carbon-intensive energy use from urban growth in the EAP region. This collaboration helped establish the process to identify and prioritize green infrastructure investment opportunities to attract private-sector participation. The PPIAF assistance identified financing options and set out a project-development methodology for preparing, procuring and implementing green investment projects. PPIAF also assisted in the development of institutional capacity within Da Nang’s government to scale up green investments.