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Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Energy Efficient Building Technology in West Africa

Project Summary

In 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
United Nations Office for Projects Services
GEF Period:
Pilot Phase
Approval Fiscal Year:

Project Documents


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
3,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 3,500,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Dec 1992
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Oct 1994
Project closed
05 Sep 2004