Removing Barriers to Improving Energy Efficiency of the Residential and Service Sectors

Project Summary

The project is to remove the key barriers to the implementation of selected, economically feasible en-ergy efficiency technologies and measures in the residential and the service sectors in Croatia, thereby reducing their energy consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. The initial focus of the project will be on the counties of Istria and Rijeka, after which the activities are sought to be repli-cated in other parts of the country. In that regard, the project looks forward to co-operate also closely with the planned World Bank project, which is to support the establishment of the first Energy Service Company in Croatia. The overall potential to reduce country’s greenhouse gas emission by the selected measures and within the end user groups that are targeted directly under this project has been estimated at approxi-mately 2.0 Mt of CO2 by 2020.

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
Government of Croatia
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,800 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,390,000 USD
Co-financing Total
8,660,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 13,250,800.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Jul 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Dec 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Aug 2004
Project closed
30 Jun 2011