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Detail of GEF Project #2107

GEF Project ID2107
UNDP PMIS ID2426
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRemoving Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvements in the State Sector in Belarus
CountryBelarus
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program5
Pipeline Entry Date2003-11-12
PDF-B Approval Date2004-03-23
Approval Date2005-11-10
CEO Endorsement Date2006-03-27
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-12-18
Project Completion Date2012-06-01
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyCommittee on Energy Efficiency und the Council of Ministers of Belarus
DescriptionThe project will overcome institutional and policy and financial and information barriers, necessary to increase investments flows initially from state innovation funds and commercial banks if interest rates continue dropping; and energy management in state-owned companies. The project seeks to: i.Support managers of State-owned facilities and decision-makers at a national and regional level in financial and technical assessment of selected energy efficiency technologies and projects and provide support for energy audits, feasibility studies and in the development of bankable proposals; ii.Raise awareness, and implement an outreach strategy and recognition programmes to heighten bankers’ and State employees’ awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency, and reward exemplary energy leadership; iii.Implementation schemes such as employee bonuses for energy efficiency; allowing state institutions to retain and re-invest savings from energy efficiency in new energy efficiency schemes and improve partnerships between government, suppliers and financial institutions; and iv.Develop energy efficiency policy that supports investment by state facilities and companies in energy efficiency investment.
Implementation StatusThe inception workshop for the PDF B is scheduled for 22 November 2004. The delay in start up is due to the fact that the UNDP country office focal point has been seconded to Bulgaria and a replacement is being sought. In this respect, submission of the FP could be delayed until Nov 2005, although the goal is May 2005.
PDF B Amount
195,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,400,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,595,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
8,369,600 USD
Project Cost
9,964,600 USD
GEF Agency Fees
143,550 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
1,400,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
8,369,600 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
9,964,600 USD
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