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    Stormwater Utility Rate Structuring

    January 10, 2013 Philadelphia

    As Philadelphia's stormwater management costs increase, it has become more important to the City to receive payment for providing stormwater service. Historically, the charge for municipal stormwater service has been based on the volume of drinking water being used by a property, which is often not representative of true stormwater costs and results in losses for the City.

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    "Green City, Clean Waters"

    January 10, 2013 Philadelphia

    "Green City, Clean Waters" is Philadelphia's 25-year plan to protect and enhance the City's watersheds by managing stormwater primarily with innovative green infrastructure. As the City agency charged with ensuring compliance with the federal Clean Water Act, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) developed "Green City, Clean Waters" to reduce its Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), manage its stormwater runoff and associated pollution, and provide a clear pathway to a sustainable future by using green stormwater infrastructure systems that assist or mimic natural processes.

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    Climate and Green Bonds

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    Climate and green bonds are fixed-income financial instruments that are issued in order to raise capital for the implementation of environmental projects, often climate change mitigation- or adaptation-related activities or renewable or energy efficiency projects, and therefore allow investors to report to their members on how their secure investments are also contributing to addressing environmental challenges

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    Green Districts Program: Ilha do Bom Jesus

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    In order to stimulate innovation and concentrated economic development, the State of Rio de Janeiro has developed the concept of "Green Districts." Each district will geographically cluster firms and institutions around an economic driver, with the State focusing on the green economy and providing greener services and infrastructure as a backdrop for development.

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