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Detail of GEF Project #1058

GEF Project ID1058
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NamePacific Islands Renewable Energy Programme (PIREP)
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Approval Date2002-02-01
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-07-05
Project Completion Date2006-08-31
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencySouth Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
DescriptionThe proposed PIREP will facilitate the promotion with the Pacific Island Coduntries (PICs) of the widespread implementation and ultimately, commercialization of RE technologies (RETs). The establishment of an enabling environment conducive to the region-wide adoption and commercialization of RETs would involve the design, development and implementation of appropriate policies, strategies and interventions addressing the fiscal, financial, regulatory, market, technical and information barriers to RE development and utilization. The project has a regional approach to reflect the existing regional set-up and to improve the policy-making abilities of the small nations.
Implementation StatusFrom the last quarter, the major outputs/results achieved from the project were i)Completed the Annual Project Report for May 04 – May 05. ii)Completed the first preliminary draft of the PIGGAREP ProDoc and assisted in the process of a UNDP-managed consultancy study to access the capacity of the proposed executing agency and well as reviewing the draft ProDoc iii)Raised the awareness and synergies with related initiatives in the region through the presentation of the PIGGAREP in a Sydney Renewable Energy Forum and the REP-PoR preparatory meeting. iv)Got the 2006-2008 PIGGAREP work programme and budget approved by the 16th SPREP meeting v)Received 10 letters of commitments to provide co-financing to the PIGGAREP; 9 from PICs and one from SOPAC’s PIEPSAP vi)Completed the publication of the PIREP reports and started with their distribution. vii)Updated PIREP page in SPREP’s climate change portal. viii)Continued effective and efficient project management and contributed to regional and SPREP-related initiatives related to climate change and renewable energy in the Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) Detailed report in "Attachment"
GEF Project Grant
700,000 USD
GEF Grant
700,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
111,000 USD
Project Cost
811,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
700,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
111,000 USD
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