Brazil: Sustainable Environmental Management (SEM) Development Policy Loan (DPL) 1

March 5, 2009

IBRD LOAN: US$1.3 billion
TERMS: Maturity = 30 years; Grace period = 5.5 years
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The SEM DPL is the first operation in a planned series of two loans which would span the period 2008-2010 and aim to support the GOB’s efforts to (i) improve the effectiveness and efficiency of policies and guidelines of the Brazilian environmental management system; and, (ii) further integrate principles of environmentally sustainable development in the development agenda of key sectors. The SEM DPL will also treat climate change concerns at both the inter-sectoral level and within the targeted sectors (natural resources, water, sanitation, and energy).

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