Transforming the Market for Efficient Lighting

Project Summary

The project’s objective is to reduce overall fossil fuel consumption and associated GHG emissions by removing barriers to transform the Ukrainian market towards more energy efficient lighting technologies. Actions will be taken by the project to promote a gradual phase-out of inefficient lighting products in residential and public buildings. GEF participation in pilot projects at schools will remove existing barriers in seven pilot cities/municipalities and provide for the replication of defined approaches and measures in other major cities of Ukraine.

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
Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine, Agency for Rational Energy Use, DerzhStandard
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
18,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
660,000 USD
Total Cost 25,100,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
23 Jul 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
04 Nov 2008
Concept Approved
24 Apr 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Jan 2011
Project closed
30 Jan 2016