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State of the Art Partnerships

 The European Remanufacturing Council

The ambition is to triple the value of Europe’s remanufacturing sector to €100 billion by 2030. The European Remanufacturing Council will bring together businesses from every product sector to share knowledge, and seek changes to policy with the aim of making remanufacturing a normal part of a product life cycle.

 The Circular London

Circular London brings wider stakeholder engagement, collaboration and reinforcement to the circular economy business support and investment opportunities provided by Advance London. The partnership takes a “city systems” approach to engage citizens, SMEs and public/private initiatives to deliver on a strategic circular city roadmap.

 Next Wave Plastics

NextWave Plastics is a consortium of global companies working collaboratively to keep plastics out of the ocean and in our economy. Together, NextWave member companies are creating the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains, permanently “locking up” materials in their products and packing and inspiring employees, customers and stakeholders to join them in becoming part of the solution.

 Lighting Global/Lighting Africa (LG/LA)

The partnership focuses on removing barriers to scaling market-based approaches to off-grid-electrification. It has contributed to delivering electricity for 15 million people and to the implementation of $600-$1200 million worth of off-grid energy investments.The partnership has set itself the ambitious and important target of enabling more than 250 million people across sub-Saharan Africa currently living without electricity to gain access to clean, affordable, quality-verified off-grid lighting and energy products by 2030.

 Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)

SEFA is a $90 million multi-donor trust fund which supports small and medium-sized renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Africa. The portfolio encompasses 51 projects with a collective engagement of $75 million. These investments are expected to generate further investments in renewable energy worth of $1.64 billion.

 The District Energy in Cities Initiative

 The District Energy in Cities Initiative accelerates the efforts of developing countries and cities in their transition towards more climate friendly societies by promoting modern district heating and cooling systems. Through its partners and networks, the Initiative provides capacity support – from mapping and planning to business models and feasibility and donor matching to take projects to tender.

 Singapore - Four Water Taps

Singapore has built a robust, diversified and sustainable water supply from four water sources known as the Four National Taps – water from 1) Local Catchment, 2) Imported Water, 3) high-grade reclaimed water known as NEWater and 4) Desalinated Water. In integrating the water system and maximizing the efficiency of each of the four national taps, Singapore has overcome its lack of natural water re-sources to meet the needs of a growing nation.


Pamiga secures financing (micro loans) of households/small holders’ access to clean drinking water as well as watering systems of agriculture. The project seeks to demonstrate the viability, sustainability and replicability of a rural energy and water solutions value chain model.

 Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN), South Africa

The Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) is a dynamic and cutting edge partnership working collectively to close a 17% gap between water supply and demand that is anticipated to manifest by the year 2030 in South Africa.Through SWPN private, public and civil society actors contribute to the development and implementation of efficient and innovative solutions to water challenges in South Africa.

 The Courtauld Commitment 2025

The Courtauld Commitment is a public-private partnership which has established a voluntary agreement about reducing food waste in the UK by 20% and reducing the water use through the entire supply chain.

 Tropical Forests Alliance

A private-public partnership where partners take voluntary measures individually and collectively to reduce the tropical deforestation due to the purchase of raw materials such as palm oil, soy, beef, paper, and pulp. Every initiative involves local and national authorities. The partnership improves the planning and administration related to tropical forest conservation, agricultural land use, and land tenure.

 Green Growth Plan Lam Dong Province, Vietnam

A private-public partnership which promotes sustainable agricultural production, the land districts’ livelihood and economic development by dealing with extreme climate , especially recurring drought and agricultural overuse. The partnership develops an integrated long-term development plan for the province by combining sustainable production (coffee production), sustainable administration of natural resources (water, forest and land) and social development.

 Walking and Cycling Masterclass Partnership

The partnership focuses on disseminating the use of the ‘benefits evaluation protocol’ to support cities in collecting and analysing data related to the health and climate benefits of improving city walkability and bikeability.

 CFF: Financing low carbon mobility infrastructure development

The Cities Finance Facility is supporting Mexico City by developing the necessary feasibility studies for a new bus corridor project, which will include a fleet of electric buses and bicycle lanes alongside it. This project has the potential to pave the way for other cities to shift their buses to low or zero emission technologies, particularly in Latin America.

 Global Industry Partnership on Soot-Free Clean Bus Fleets

Four of the world’s largest bus and engine manufacturers committed to make it easier for major cities to purchase buses equipped with low emissions technologies, to tackle climate change and toxic air pollution. BYD, Cummins, Scania and Volvo Buses will ensure ‘soot-free’ engine technology is available for purchase in 20 megacities beginning in 2018.