Capacity Building in Development of Policy Framework for Promotion of Low Carbon Emission Societies in Central Asia

February 2015 – December 2019
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Funding sources
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
$ 52 400
Thematic area
Low carbon development
  • Government of the Republic of Korea
  • International Energy Conservation Institute (IIEC)
  • Ministry of Energy of Thailand
  • China Quality Mark Certification Group Product Certification Co.Ltd
  • UNDP Kazakhstan
National partners: Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Turkmenistan, Eco-Energy Research and Development Center in Uzbekistan, Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Zhasyl Damu JSC, Ministry of Energy and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic, Committee on Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan , Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan, State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, etc.

The regional project “Capacity-building in development of a policy framework for promotion of low carbon emission societies in Central Asia” was initiated by the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development (ICSD) and approved by the national governments of the countries of Central Asia. Regional support for the project was provided at different stages of the project by the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Turkmenistan, the Eco-Energy Scientific and Innovation Center in Uzbekistan and CAREC.

To improve regional and national level networking and enhance exchange of knowledge in Central Asia, and improve institutional capacity for the uptake of cleaner energy and energy efficient technologies and services. 

Specific objectives: 

  • To support a network of climate change focal points and experts, and deliver mechanisms for exchange of information and experiences to enhance institutional capacity and awareness;

  • To identify and develop cleaner technology action plans for two sectors

  • To support development of markets for energy efficient technologies

  • Central Asia Climate Change Focal Points and Experts Network Meeting is organized and conducted;
  • Summary of insights and considerations for national delegations from countries in Central Asia to COP-21 is formulated and disseminated to the relevant climate change stakeholders;
  • Relevant stakeholders have better understanding of what the structure of the household-level electricity end-use and which electrical appliances offer most significant potential of energy saving through energy performance standards and labels;
  • Relevant stakeholders have better understanding of the current state of the relevant institutional, legal and regulatory framework at the global, regional and national levels and are able to identify the persisting gaps and ways to address them;
  • Regional energy efficiency assessment of electrical appliances and review of the trends in energy efficiency standards and labelling in Central Asia is finalized and electronic publication is prepared (in Russian and English).

Project manager – Ms. Nailya Mustaeva