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Capacity Development for Climate Policies in the Western Balkans, CEE and Central Asia

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

The programme supports climate policy dialogue processes and advisory services in Eastern European and Central Asian countries. It strengthens technical know-how, instruments related to climate change mitigation and institutions in the countries so they can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change. The project relies on flexible and timely interventions in response to the requests of the partner countries. The selected individual measures will provide impetus for improving the conditions for climate change mitigation actions in the partner countries. These individual measures comprise new conceptual approaches, technologies and climate policy instruments. They will produce a broad impact in which the pilot measures feed into government programmes, receive further funding from international donors as promising strategies and attract investments from the private sector. The project is a follow up to the IKI project "Improving Conditions for Sustainable Energy and Climate Policy".

Successor project(s)
Capacity Development for Climate Policy in the Western Balkan Countries, the Eastern Partnership, Russia and Central Asia
Predecessor project(s)
Capacity Development for Sustainable Energy and Climate Policy in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia

State of implementation/results

Since the beginning of the project, more than 50 individual measures have been implemented, including:

  • In Kazakhstan, the national government was advised with the development of a legal framework for the transformation into a "green economy".
  • In Belarus, the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services was supported by improving the energy efficiency of the residential buildings.
  • In Georgia, the process of expanding and improving the current ecological protection zones has been supported and a concept for setting up a biosphere reserve has been established.
  • In Kosovo, a contribution was made to achieve the national energy efficiency targets in water and drinking water supply.
  • In Mongolia, different strategies for the sustainable use and rehabilitation of Saxaul plants in two regions in the Gobi desert were tested.

Project data

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • Diverse partner institutions (governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations)

BMU grant:
€ 7,550,000

10/2013 till 06/2018


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