The project is to assist South-Eastern Europe (SEE) and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) countries to enhance their energy efficiency, diminish fuel poverty arising from economic transition and meet international environmental treaty obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The project will develop the skills of the private and public sectors at the local level to identify, develop and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy investment projects; provide assistance to municipal authorities and national governments to introduce economic, institutional and regulatory reforms needed to support these investments; and promote opportunities for banks and commercial companies to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through the development of new public private partnership investment fund. It is implemented as a sub-regional project in the framework of Energy Efficiency 21 project.


As the Executing Agency for the project, the UNECE secretariat has established a Project Management Unit that works directly with National Coordinators and National Participating Institutions appointed by the governments of the participating countries.

The governing body of the Project is the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Financing Energy Efficiency Investments under the auspices of the UNECE Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 Project.


This four-year project is supported by contributions from the following institutions:
-      United Nations Foundation (UNF) and the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP);
-      Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM);
-      United Nations Environment Programme/ Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF)
-      European Business Congress e.V. (EBC).
The participating countries and the UNECE Secretariat provide in-kind contributions. 

The Energy Efficiency 21 project is a region-wide project which aims to assist economies in transition to develop and promote sustainable energy policies, pursue energy efficiency strategies, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet international treaty obligations and enhance the security of energy supplies by producing the specific outputs from operational activities in the industry, housing and services, transport and energy sectors through national actions, bilaterally and multilaterally especially through the UNECE. EE21 project is an umbrella project under which the inter-regional, sub-regional and country-oriented projects are developed.

The project is guided and monitored by a Steering Committee composed of delegates from national participating ministries and institutions, international organizations and donor agencies. The Steering Committee determines the activities, results, work methods, participation, procedures, budget, calendar of events and timetable of the project, and secures cooperation from other interested parties.

Sub-regional projects:

-      Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation
-      The Regional Network for Efficient Use of Energy and Water Resources in Southeast Europe (RENEUER)
-      Increasing Energy Efficiency for Secure Energy Supplies
-      Development of the Renewable Energy Sector in the Russian Federation and in CIS Countries
Country-oriented project:

-      Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvements in the State Sector in Belarus
Inter-regional project:

-      Global Energy Efficiency 21 Project (GEE 21)
For more information, please visit the EE-21 web site and the official UNECE site.


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