Regulatory Framework to Promote EE in EAEU Countries
The overarching goal of the regional project is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by promoting energy efficiency (EE) in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), namely Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Belarus, via strengthening the national systems for appliances EE standards. The project also will facilitate harmonization of test procedures, standards and labels among EEU countries, when appropriate. The project is expected to cost-effectively deliver an average reduction of 78 billion kWh energy consumption in the residential and commercial energy use in partner countries, resulting in average of 43 million ton of СО2 equivalent GHG emissions reduction in total at the time of peak impact by the year 2030 compared to a baseline scenario. Introduction of energy efficiency standards will contribute to the common market development, attraction of investment and achievement of the ultimate goal – reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The project thereby will contribute also to more environmentally sustainable and economically efficient development. The project will focus largely on capacity building and assisting governments, standardization institutions, manufacturing, distributing, retail, consumer and environmental stakeholders throughout the EEU region to implement the most cost-effective energy efficiency measure available.
The project will consider the comparative advantage of each participating country, priority activities will be carried out to help foster each country's preferred process for programme.
The project will build on a number of past and current UNDP activities in the partner countries in the area of EE. The project foresees significant cooperation with the Russian Federation, both through technical and advisory support and in terms of technology transfer.