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Experience in Europe and the CIS region with Clean Energy: UNDP, GEF, and UNECE

Nov 17, 2016

Experience in Europe and the CIS Region with Clean Energy: UNDP, GEF, and UNECE, shows that improving energy efficiency can play an important role in helping countries meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement. The first part of the brochure presents eight case studies of technical assistance projects by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in energy efficiency in eight countries: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The second part presents United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) experiences related to energy efficiency in the region.

Commissioned to commemorate the Seventh International Forum on Sustainable Energy Development in October 2016 at Baku, Azerbaijan, this brochure presents only a small portion of the impacts of the UNDP-GEF interventions in sustainable energy in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The UNDP and the GEF currently have 40 projects in Europe and the CIS, with total committed GEF funds of US$128 million. Of these 40 projects, 24 deal with the issue of energy efficiency, which means that 60 percent of the overall portfolio deals with energy efficiency.

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