Financial Instruments for Brazil Energy Efficient Cities (FinBRAZEEC)

Financial Instruments for Brazil Energy Efficient Cities (FinBRAZEEC)

Providing a mix of public and private sector finance to provide funds for reducing energy intensity across Brazil.

Brazil has a high potential to achieve energy efficiency at scale given the country's high-energy intensity. Challenges exist, however, in mobilizing government and private investments. These challenges include government constraints caused by fiscal imbalances, and a steep decrease in private sector investment due to a slow recovery from several years of recession.

This project focuses on promoting energy efficiency to help Brazil meet its NDC goal by reducing energy demand. It will create a debt facility that catalyses private sector investments and channels loans to help cities adopt a standardized and replicable public-private partnership for street lighting. This will help provide off-balance sheet financing for energy efficiency to the industrial sector.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 15 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


16 Oct 2017 - 137 days

Funding proposal received

16 Oct 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Nov 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Feb 2018


01 Mar 2018 - 718 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

20 Aug 2019


16 Feb 2020

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

LoanUSD 186,000,000
GrantUSD 5,000,000
GrantUSD 4,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 195,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 400,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 180,000,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 330,000,000
Co-FinancingGuaranteeUSD 200,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,111,000,000

GCF Contacts

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GCF Communications
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

More contacts

National Designated Authority

Secretariat for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy
Mr. Marco Aurélio dos Santos Rocha Primary
Secretary for International Economic Affairs
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco K, 8° andar, Brasilia, Brazil
Phone +55 61 2020-4654
Ms. Raquel Breda dos Santos Secondary
General Coordinator for Global Development Institutions
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco K, 8° andar - Sala 874, Brasilia, Brazil
Phone +55 (61) 2020-4603
Mr. Luiz Mauricio de Araújo Navarro Operational focal point
Coordinator for Policies and Funds for Development Finance
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco K, 8° andar - Sala 874, Brasilia, Brazil
Phone +55 (61) 2020-4603