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climate change connection to profitability jitendra jitu shah world bank july 15 2009
Climate Change Connectionto ProfitabilityJitendra (Jitu) Shah, World Bank, July 15, 2009

Outline:

  • Climate Change
    • High awareness – Responses to-date
  • Profitability Angles
    • Financial, Social Responsibility, Environmental, Sustainability, etc.
  • Examples
    • What has been done: success and profits
  • Role of the World Bank
    • How can we help
  • Conclusions
responses to date
Responses To Date
  • Long term planning now usually includes CC
  • New institutions (Climate Cord. Committee, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization - TGO)
  • New energy conservation measures and promotion of Renewable Energy
  • Stabilized forest cover (in most areas)
  • Research on methane emissions, models, etc.
  • CDM projects (10+ registered, 20+ submitted, 38+ approved)
  • EE and RE project experience growing
profitability dimensions difficult balancing act

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Net Profit

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Political viability

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Financial feasibility

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Social Responsibility

Profitability Dimensions: Difficult Balancing Act?

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Profit or Effectiveness

Pollution Reduction

business opportunities in asia
Business Opportunities in Asia
  • Clean mass transport systems
  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Hydro-electricity
  • Green buildings
  • Energy Service Companies
  • Climate proofed infrastructure
  • Climate adapted crops and livestock
  • Methane capture from landfills and livestock operations
  • Recycling and re-use
  • Etc…..
example of business opportunities in asian countries solar energy
Example of Business Opportunities in Asian Countries: Solar Energy
  • Suntech Solar was founded in 2001 in Wuxi (China)
  • It’s already a worldwide leader in solar energy:
    • Sales offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia
    • 4 production sites
    • 8,000 global employees
    • Revenues: USD 1,348 million
    • Net Income: USD 171.3 million
    • Net margin: 12,7%
    • Total Assets: USD 1,957 million
    • 364 MW installed, good forecast
example of business opportunities in asian countries wind energy
Example of Business Opportunities in Asian Countries:Wind Energy
  • Suzlon began in 1995 with just 20 people.
  • In a little over a decade has become a global leader:
    • 5th World turbine manufacturer (market share of 10.5%)
    • Asian leader (50+% market share in India).
    • Operations in 20 countries and manufacturing units across America, Asia, Australia and Europe
    • Order book of $4,304 million (equivalent to 3,454 MW)
    • Employees: nearly 14,000
    • Revenues: USD 2,808 million
    • Net Profit: USD 291.3 million
    • Net worth: USD 479.8 million
carbon compliance markets

Up 56%

2008

Carbon Compliance Markets

Source: State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2008, www.carbonfinance.org

world bank group s role
World Bank Group’s Role
  • Multi-sectoral perspective;
  • Financial resources and leveraging power;
  • Working with the private sector through IFC;
  • Building partnerships with a wide range of institutions and stakeholders;
  • Knowledge base and policy advice;
  • Convening power, global reach, and local presence; and
  • Fiduciary, environment, and social safeguards.
evolving new financial architecture
Evolving New FinancialArchitecture
  • Current
    • IBRD, IDA, Investment Guarantees
    • Global financing mechanisms: GEF, CF
    • Bilateral TFs: e.g. AUSAid – Infrastructure for Growth TF; PHRD Climate Change Window, TFESSD, ESMAP, EASTE…
  • New/planned
    • Climate Investment Funds – UK, US, Japan, >$5 billion total capital for Clean Technology
    • Carbon Partnership Facility ($5b/5yrs)—programmatic CF investments
    • Forest Carbon Partnership Facility ($300m initially)—TA and CF for REDD
  • UNFCCC Process (approved in Bali)- funds in GEF:
    • Technology Transformation Fund— focus in MICs, support of low carbon economy strategies)
    • Adaptation Fund ($80-300m)— from 2% tax on CDM deals
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Concluding Remarks

  • CC is a reality
  • Thailand is going to be affected
  • Think Big, Take Small Steps
  • Actions to combat Climate Change can be a profitable business
  • The World Bank can help
  • We have to act now: the Green Planet is in our hands
thank you
Thank You

For further information and suggestions contact:

Jitendra (Jitu) ShahCountry Sector Coordinator, EASES, SE Asia

The World Bank

30th Floor Siam Tower,

989 Rama I Rd, Pathumwan,

Bangkok Thailand 10330' DIRECT LINE ++ 66 2 686 8360 

' Cell phone ++ 6689 92142237 ++66 2 686 8301 

jshah@worldbank.org

www.worldbank.org/eapenvironment