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Detail of GEF Project #376

GEF Project ID376
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameControl of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Energy Efficient Building Technology in West Africa
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program5
Approval Date1992-12-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1995-01-25
Project Completion Date2000-09-01
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyUnited Nations Office for Projects Services
DescriptionIn West Africa, operating large buildings accounts for 25 to 30\% of the total consumption of electricity, most of which is generated by thermal power plants causing the emission of greenhouse gases, which are added to emissions from the other local or global sources. Despite their environment interest and cost-effectiveness, investments in energy efficiency in buildings can only be made on a large scale in the region by combining a technical capacity and an adequate institutional framework (regulations, standards, appropriate taxes and tariffs, fiscal incentives, introduce and disseminate energy-efficient building technologies in West Africa and prove their cost-effectiveness, in order to create sustainable conditions allowing to retrofit the existing buildings and to design, build and operate more efficient new buildings. The GEF will provide the core funding for the project which will be managed by UNDP and executed by OPS. The GEF recommends approaching other donors to obtain parallel co-financing in order to disseminate the results of the project to other French-speaking countries in West Africa.
Implementation StatusThe project is in its final phase with highly satisfactory outputs recorded on all five project objectives. Further to the unrest situation in the country earlier this year, the activities have experienced some delay. The retrofitting is underway . The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2000. (as-vg1jul00)
GEF Project Grant
3,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
3,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,258,188 USD
Project Cost
5,758,188 USD
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