GEF Experience: Four New "Green" Enterprises Set up Due to SGP

GEF Experience: Four New "Green" Enterprises Set up Due to SGP

EcoLur

The aim of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by the UNDP is to involve civil society into the implementation processes of global environmental conventions. 

UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme Coordinator Hovhannes Ghazaryan presented the recent Armenian experience of GEF Small Grants Programme at the round table “Climate Change – Civil Society as Main Partner and Beneficiary” held at “EcoLur” Press Club on 24 March 2016.

The program seeks to introduce alternative modus operandi into the communities, which are economically feasible and simultaneously safe in terms of ecosystem and climate change.

Since 2009 the SGP has funded 55 projects - a total of US $2 million, out of which 30 projects have been implemented by regional or community NGOs. One third of the grant projects are aimed at the mitigation of climate change in around 20 communities.

The main means for mitigation are solar energy technologies and increase in energy efficiency in buildings, and the use of dryers, air and water heaters in agriculture sector.

The Small Grants Programme has its small, but tangible contribution into the reduction of greenhouse gases due to community-based small-scale and efficient initiatives. The most important thing is that the CSOs implement such projects, which are economically substantiated and have great potential for replication.

Due to this program four "green" enterprises launched their commerce and supply activities in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency technologies in Gyumri and Yerevan. He thinks this experience of promoting "green" enterprises is successful, which will be taken into consideration while developing sectorial policies.Set up Due to SGP

EcoLur

The aim of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by the UNDP is to involve civil society into the implementation processes of global environmental conventions. 

UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme Coordinator Hovhannes Ghazaryan presented the recent Armenian experience of GEF Small Grants Programme at the round table “Climate Change – Civil Society as Main Partner and Beneficiary” held at “EcoLur” Press Club on 24 March 2016.

The program seeks to introduce alternative modus operandi into the communities, which are economically feasible and simultaneously safe in terms of ecosystem and climate change.

Since 2009 the SGP has funded 55 projects - a total of US $2 million, out of which 30 projects have been implemented by regional or community NGOs. One third of the grant projects are aimed at the mitigation of climate change in around 20 communities.

The main means for mitigation are solar energy technologies and increase in energy efficiency in buildings, and the use of dryers, air and water heaters in agriculture sector.

The Small Grants Programme has its small, but tangible contribution into the reduction of greenhouse gases due to community-based small-scale and efficient initiatives. The most important thing is that the CSOs implement such projects, which are economically substantiated and have great potential for replication.

Due to this program four "green" enterprises launched their commerce and supply activities in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency technologies in Gyumri and Yerevan. He thinks this experience of promoting "green" enterprises is successful, which will be taken into consideration while developing sectorial policies.

 

The material is prepared by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO under “Armenia’s First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC” UNDP-GEF/00079327” project.

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.



12:53 April 08, 2016


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