Community Action

Global Impact

Climate Change

Projects will contribute to removing the cultural, institutional, technical and economic barriers to energy conservation and energy efficiency and to promote the adoption of renewable energy by optimizing implementation costs and promoting sustainable transport systems.

GEF SGP projects will contribute to removing the cultural, institutional, technical, and economic barriers and promote dissemination of accessible, sustainable, climate-friendly technologies and measures throughout a locality or region. They will primarily involve building local capacity; raising public awareness of climate change and energy conservation and efficiency issues; and demonstrating and disseminating appropriate technologies and measures. The projects may also aim to reduce the cost of suitable technologies for communities by supporting applied and participatory research and development. The operational programmes to implement CC Focal area are as below:

Removing Barriers to Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency

Potential eligible activities:

  • Participatory, community-based assessments of local energy use, resources, and alternatives.
  • Energy audits of homes, buildings, hotels, and factories linked to advocacy and training about energy efficient responses.
  • Capacity-building and awareness-raising activities about climate change and its repercussions at the local level, incorporating local knowledge about climatic history and patterns.
  • Capacity-building and awareness-raising activities about energy efficiency advocacy to remove subsidies to inefficient and polluting sources of energy.

Promoting the Adoption of Renewable Energy by Removing Barriers and Reducing Implementation Costs.

Potential eligible activities:

  • Demonstration projects involving the introduction of appropriate, renewable solar technologies at the community level: solar pumps for water purification and irrigation, as well as solar energy for cooking, heating, and electricity.
  • Demonstration projects involving wind-generated energy for community and municipal needs. • Biogas demonstration projects in appropriate contexts where there are incentives for sustainability.
  • Collaborative community/academic research and development in order to produce low-cost, sustainable energy options.
  • Introduction of locally-manufactured, improved cook stoves that reduce charcoal/fuel consumption.

Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Transport

Potential eligible activities:

  • Reduces the use of motorized transport with net effect of cutting down on emissions from motor engines.
  • Reduces the number of vehicles being used for a single purpose and thus reduces the carbon dioxide emissions.
  • More mileage covered thus less pollution per kilometer covered (less pollution gases per kilometer).
  • Reduces emission of GHC gases.