Towards a Green Economy in Uruguay: Stimulating Sustainable Production Practices and Low-emission Technologies in Prioritized Sectors

Project Summary

Transform the different kinds of waste generated in the agriculture and the agro-industry production chains in Uruguay into various types of energy and/or other byproducts with the aim of reducing GHG emissions, while contributing to the development of a low carbon sustainable production model supported by an adequate technology development and transfer.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment (MVOTMA) and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery (MGAP)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,392,727 USD
Co-financing Total
19,800,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
339,273 USD
Total Cost 23,242,727.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Mar 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
13 Apr 2012
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
19 Nov 2013
Project closed
19 Dec 2017