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Enhancing Synergies in the CIS National Programmes on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving for Greater Energy Security

Background Information
The countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with their enormous unevenly distributed energy resources, a common integrated system of land-based pipelines and power transmission lines offer substantial energy efficiency and energy saving opportunities, which are of critical importance for these countries. In view of the above there is no doubt that CIS countries are destined for mutually beneficial cooperation for a number of historical, economic and geographic reasons.

Energy efficiency and energy saving measures are crucial for the CIS countries since they can reduce domestic energy consumption and release energy resources thus enhancing security of supply.  Furthermore energy efficiency improvements can help raise industrial productivity, diminish fuel dependency and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Despite this potential, implementation of energy efficiency and energy saving initiatives is hindered by varying levels of economic development and a wide range of policy, regulatory, institutional and financial barriers. Synergies and regional cooperation can contribute greatly to overcoming these obstacles since many of the opportunities and constraints for the future development in the area of energy efficiency and energy saving are common among the CIS member states.

General Information

  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting Date: December 2011
  • Executing Agency: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • Budget Available: $150,000
  • Financing Party: The Russian Federation

Countries invited to Participate in the Project

National Report

ENG

RUS

Armenia

PDF

Azerbaijan

PDF

Belarus

PDF

Kazakhstan

PDF

Kyrgyzstan

Moldova

PDF

Tajikistan

PDF

The Russian Federation

PDF

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

PDF

Uzbekistan

PDF

   

Regional Report

PDF

PDF

Regional Action Plan and Recommendations

PDF

PDF

Objective
The main objective of the project is to enhance synergies among the CIS countries promoting energy efficiency and energy saving improvements in order to strengthen countries' energy security and competitiveness.

Expected Accomplishments 

  1. Analysis of existing national energy programmes and their application in the CIS countries in the context of potential mutual cooperation.
  2. Improved capacity of the CIS countries to implement policies and practices on energy efficiency and energy saving improvements and to enhance regional energy cooperation. 

Activity

Timeframe

Developing a regional network 

Dec. 2011 - May 2012

Inception Meeting for National Experts

Jun. - Jul. 2012

Preparation of the Studies
          National Studies 
          Regional Study
          Regional Action Plan & Policy Recommendations


Jul. - Oct. 2012
Jul. - Dec. 2012
Jan. - Apr. 2013

Workshop on EE&ES programmes and potential cooperation

Jun. 2013

Technical assistance in policy analyses and regional cooperation on EE & ES issues

Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2013

Implementation of the Regional Action Plan

Jun. - Oct. 2013

Publishing of the Regional Study and Action Plan

Aug. - Dec. 2013

Oleg Dzioubinski
Tel:  +41 (0)22 917 2360
E-mail: Oleg.Dzioubinski@unece.org