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Capacity Development for Sustainable Energy and Climate Policy in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia

As of: September 2021

The project aimed to act as a stimulus for improvements in the general conditions for climate-related policy-making; and addressed legislation, institutions and human resources. It also helped to improve the dialogue on climate policy between Germany and its partner countries in Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation and Central Asia. To that end, targeted individual measures have been developed and implemented in conjunction with partner organizations. Pilot projects demonstrated the potentials of climate technologies and policy advice contributed to improve the legal frameworks.
Successor project(s)
Developing capacities for climate policy in Southeast & Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia
Capacity Development for Climate Policies in the Western Balkans, CEE and Central Asia

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • 80 individual measures in 11 partner countries implemented
  • Businesses and associations have been sensitised to the potential of low-carbon technologies and have developed strategies for their broader implementation
  • Approaches and usage plans developed for protecting moors, boreal forests and other frequent forms of vegetation
  • Framework conditions improved for using renewable energies, which has stimulated private investment in new installations
  • Climate strategies developed on municipal and regional level, leading to the establishment of ambitious reduction targets in over 20 municipalities and one district
  • Technical advice provided for developing a national emissions trading system in Kazakhstan
  • Institutional requirements established for developing NAMAs. In Azerbaijan a concrete NAMA has been prepared that will result in greenhouse gas emission savings in the foam industry.

Project data

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern

BMU grant:
7.314.869,55 €

08/2009  till  02/2014

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