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UNECE and partners organize seminar on Business Planning for Energy Efficiency Projects

Published: 02 April 2013

The International Training Course on Business Planning for Energy Efficiency Projects will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 3-4 April 2013.

The programme is designed  to help over 50 representatives of private and public companies from South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central, Northern, South-Eastern and Southern Asia, as well as the Russian Federation and Turkey better  prepare and implement energy efficiency projects. It also aims at raising awareness about energy efficiency investments, including through public-private partnerships, among financing organizations.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn financial engineering and business planning skills to identify, select and develop energy efficiency investment projects and prepare bankable project proposals. Individual consultations with the facilitator, an international expert in the area of financing energy efficiency projects, will be available during the seminar and after its completion.

One of the sessions will be devoted to analysing   real cases of energy efficiency projects financing by financial institutions and companies. Representatives of development and commercial banks, credit institutions and business companies will take part in this session.

The provisional agenda and other materials of the Training Course are available at:

This event is co-organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Central Asian Energy Efficiency Support Program (CAEESP) financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Trainings on Business Planning for Energy Efficiency Projects are among the activities under the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project “Promoting energy efficiency investments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development”, which is part of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21) Project.

For further questions, please contact
Mr. Viktor Badaker, e-mail: or
Mr. Oleg Dzioubinski, e-mail:

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

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