E-Mobility Program for Sustainable Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

E-Mobility Program for Sustainable Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and change. This is due to its socio-economic context and the high exposure faced by its populated areas, infrastructure, and ecosystems to multiple climate related hazards. These include tropical cyclones, heatwaves, droughts, more intense precipitation, sea level rise, and coastal and inland flooding. As urban areas continue to grow across the region, disaster risks linked to climate change critically impact the planning and design of cities and their key infrastructure such as urban transport systems.   

The E-mobility Program for Sustainable Cities in LAC targets sustainable urban development through measures that strengthen and improve urban public transport and the quality of life in secondary cities.  The Program links e-mobility with sustainable urban transport system development and climate resilience in nine countries. It enables the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), tackling persistent financing barriers caused by high capital expenditure costs, performance risks, and low profitability. It finances electric buses and electric vehicle fleets, electric boats and vessels, and supports hydrogen projects and vehicle-to-grid projects for urban mobility. The focus of the Program is on commercial e-mobility to support the significant modal shift from private vehicles to various modes of public transport EVs. It also works to establish electric mobility frameworks, including gender actions plans, to promote transformative urban mobility that is resilient to climate change. 

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


21 Nov 2020 - 607 days

Concept note received

21 Nov 2020

Funding proposal received

15 Dec 2021

Cleared by iTAP

19 Jul 2022


20 Jul 2022 - 269 days

Approved by GCF Board

20 Jul 2022

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

15 Nov 2022

FAA executed

29 Nov 2022

Under implementation

14 Apr 2023 - 55 days so far

FAA effective

14 Apr 2023


One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Nine countries

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

GrantUSD 55,000,000
LoanUSD 145,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 200,000,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 195,000,000
Co-FinancingOtherUSD 50,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 250,000,000

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

Inter-American Development Bank
Ms. Victoria Eugenia Florez Toro

Chief, Resource Mobilization Division
Ms. Gloria Visconti

Lead Climate Change Specialist
1300 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., United States
Phone + 1 (202) 623-1924
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Economic Affairs and Investment Division Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
The Hon. Mr. Ryan Straughn M.P. Primary
Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
Government Headquarters Bay Street, St. Michael, Barbados
Phone 535-5441/535-5359
Mrs. Annette Weekes Secondary
Permanent Secretary (Ag.) Economic Affairs and Investment
3rd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados
Phone 535-1304/535-1326
Mr. Ricardo Marshall Operational focal point
Director, Roofs to Reefs Programme (R2RP), Prime Minister’s Office
Government Headquarters Bay Street St. Michael, Barbados
Mr. Ronnie Griffith Operational focal point
Chief Economist, Economic Affairs and Investment Division, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
Ms. Richelle Gaskin Operational focal point
Economist I, Economic Affairs and Investment Division, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
Ms. Sharifa Roach-Vaughan Operational focal point
Secretary to the Minister, Economic Affairs and Investment Division, Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment
Ministry of Finance
Ms. Heidi Berner Primary
Teatinos 120, Santiago, Chile
Phone +56 28282007
Mr. Patricio Sepúlveda Secondary
Head of the Public Debt Office
Teatinos 120, Santiago, Chile
Phone +56 2 28282032
National Planning Department
Ms. Carolina Díaz Primary
Director of Environment and Sustainable Development
Calle 26 No. 13-19, Bogotá, D.C, Colombia
Ms. María del Pilar Restrepo Secondary
Climate Finance Leader
Calle 26 No. 13-19, Bogotá, D.C, Colombia
Phone (57)6013815000
Costa Rica
Ministry of Environment and Energy
Mr. Carlos Isaac Pérez Mejía Primary
Vice-minister of Strategic Affairs
Calle 25. Av. 8-10, San Jose, Costa Rica
Ms. Enid Chaverri Tapia Primary
International Cooperation Director
Calle 25. Av. 8-10, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone (506) 8307-8679
Ms. Patricia Campos Mesén Secondary
International Cooperation Officer
Calle 25. Av. 8-10, San José, Costa Rica
Phone (506) 8346-1513
Dominican Republic (the)
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Ms. Milagros De Camps German Primary
Deputy Minister of International Cooperation
Avenida Cayetano Germosén esq. Avenida Gregorio Luperón, Ensanche El Pedregal, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic (the)
Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC)
Ms Una May Gordon Primary
Principal Director, Climate Change
25 Dominica Drive Kingston 5, Kingston, Jamaica
Ministry of Environment
His Excellency Milciades Concepción Primary
Minister of Environment
Building 804, Albrook, Panama
Mr. Bolivar Cañizales Secondary
Deputy Operational Focal Point, Head of the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Directorate of International Organizations and Conferences of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone (507) 511-4256
Ms. Ligia Castro de Doens Operational focal point
Operational Focal Point, Director of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment
Phone (507) 500-0855
Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MADES)
His Excellency César Oviedo Verdun Primary
Avenida Madame Lynch N° 3500 esq Reservista de la Guerra del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay
Phone +595 21 287 9000
Mrs. Graciela Miret Martinez Secondary
Director of the Directorate of Strategic Planning
Avenida Madame Lynch N° 3500 esq Reservista de la Guerra del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay
Ministry of Environment
Ms. Natalie Pareja Primary
Climate Change Director
Zabala 1442, 4th FI, Uruguay CP, 11600, Montevideo, Uruguay