Analysis of Advanced Technologies in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Framework of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 Project and Preparation of Recommendations on its Application with Special Emphasis on Central Asian Region
This project is based on the experience of the UNECE projects on Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Development of the Renewable Energy Sector in the Russian Federation and in CIS Countries: Prospects for Interregional Cooperation, which promote the formation of an energy efficiency and renewable energy markets in Eastern Europe and CIS countries so that cost-effective investments can become a self-financing method of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
The project is designed to explore how the experience of national and international energy efficiency programmes can be applied with UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) assistance to the other United Nations Regional Commissions, especially to ESCAP which shares common member states with ECE. The energy and climate change mitigation activities of the other Regional Commissions will need to be appraised to determine how they could respond fully to the transfer, adoption and local adaptation of the activities such as those under the UNECE energy efficiency work programme. The project will also explore how the valuable international experience can be applied with UNECE assistance to the Central Asian region countries to improve their capacity to implement advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies under the national conditions.
- Improved capacity of Central Asian countries to implement policies and practices favouring technological capacity-building and strengthening technological capabilities on advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
- Assistance countries of the region in their efforts to develop common regional energy policy.
- Analysis of existing world experience in development and application of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
1. Develop a regional network of national experts (Task Force) assigned by national institutions to this project, aiming to assist Governments to develop capacities and to promote common energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and self-financing energy efficiency improvements in the countries.
2. Convene inception meeting of experts/officials to exchange information and experience on energy efficiency and renewable energy policies providing a fruitful exchange of views and supporting to make decisions related to the goals, methodologies, fields of responsibilities, scope of activities including data collection, terms and conditions and time-frame for implementation to complete the proposed national studies.
3. Undertake National Studies (one for each country) in order to:
analyse the national policy frameworks, including tariff design, subsidies, and market structure;
consider policy challenges and suggestions for reforms;
conduct assessment of the uses of energy in each sector of the economy;
identify policy measures based on the consolidated set of IEA recommendations from G8 Summits;
prioritize the most appropriate technologies for particular country: the technical and economic aspects;
conduct assessment of the performance of each country in the region to be based on the 25 best practice guidelines identified by the IEA at the 2005 Gleneagles summit;
analyse international cooperation in the Central Asian region and recommendations for policies harmonization in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy development.
4. Assemble the first regional meeting of national experts to consider drafts National Studies and develop guidelines for the preparation of Regional Study exchanging of views and findings related to national policies framework, national priorities on EE and RE technologies.
5. Undertake a comprehensive, systematic and forward-looking Regional Study to analyze the development and dissemination of advanced technologies in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the world and identify the most effective institutional, legal, financial and other mechanisms to encourage excellence in EE and RE, with an emphasis on the possibilities of implementing best practices in Central Asian region.
6. Arrange the second regional meeting to consider the Regional Study as guidance for the national experts and publish it in foreign languages aiming the dissemination of conclusions and recommendations derived from the Regional Study to promote alternative future scenarios of common energy sector policies development taking into consideration sustainable energy development criteria and goals defined by country experts.
The primary objective of the project is to identify the most effective institutional, legal, financial, technical and other mechanisms to improve performance in energy efficiency and renewable energy, with an emphasis on the identification of appropriate EE and RE technologies for the Central Asian Region.
The project will assist the Governments and other stakeholders in Central Asian region to overcome barriers and introduce advanced technologies in energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) to support low-carbon economic and environmental sustainable development. In particular, the project will assess the performance of the countries in the region against the 25 best practice guidelines identified by the IEA at the 2005 Gleneagles summit, identify the fundamental reasons, if any, why they fall short of best practice, and make substantive recommendations on steps to be taken to meet best practice.
The project is also designed to explore how the experience of national and international energy efficiency and renewable energy programmes can be applied with the assistance of UNECE to the countries of the region such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to improve their capacity to implement advanced EE and RE technologies under their national conditions.
Project duration period:
3 years (2011-2013)
UNECE Energy Efficiency team:
Mr. Alexandre Chachine, Chief of EE section
Mr. Viktor Badaker, project manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Oleg Dzioubinski, EE21 program manager