Energy and Environment
Energy and environment are essential for sustainable development. The poor are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and lack of access to clean, affordable energy services. These issues are also global as climate change, loss of biodiversity and ozone layer depletion cannot be addressed by countries acting alone. UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address these challenges at global, national and community levels, seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through pilot projects that help poor people build sustainable livelihoods.
The Russian economy possesses great potential for enhanced and sustainable GDP growth through more efficient utilization of primary energy sources and environmental conservation measures. UNDP offers ongoing support to the Government in a number of strategically vital areas, including climate change mitigation and Kyoto protocol implications, that promote integrated development for a sustainable future. UNDP Russia helps to meet the challenges in the implementation and enforcement of legislation and policies, the provision of adequate institutional and financial frameworks for effective pollution abatement, investments in energy efficiency and protection of biodiversity, such as that of the Far East, development of capacity to comply with international environment agreements.
LIST OF PROJECTS PER SERVICE LINES
Access to sustainable energy services
00070781 - Standards and Labels for Promoting Energy Efficiency in Russia. FSP.
ongoing, Full-sized project resources US$ 7,810,000 (GEF). PPG: US$ 375,000 (of which US$ 125,000 - GEF, US$ 250,000 - Government of Russia in kind)
00072576 - Transforming the Market for Efficient Lighting, FSP
ongoing, Full-sized project resources estimated at US$ 7,020,000 (GEF). PPG: US$ 390,000 (of which US$ 140,000 - GEF, US$ 250,000 - Government of Russia in kind)
00074315 - Building energy efficiency in the North West of Russia
ongoing, Full-sized project resources US$ 5,840,000 (GEF). PPG: US$ 340,000 (of which US$ 140,000 - GEF, US$ 200,000 - Government of Russia in kind)
00075279 - Reducing GHG emissions from road transport in Russia's medium-sized cities, PPG
ongoing, PPG: US$ 400,000 (of which US$ 150,000 - GEF, US$ 250,000 - Government of Russia in kind).
Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
00047701 - Conservation of Wetlands Biodiversity in the Lower Volga Region
ongoing, US$ 15,805,920, of which GEF - US$ 6,488,000
00045973 - Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion
ongoing, Initial Project Budget US$ 15,175 ,000, of which GEF - US$ 3,515,000 plus Goverment of Germany - US$ 4,436,730
00059042 - Strengthening Protected Area System of the Komi Republic to Conserve Virgin Forest Biodiversity in the Pechora River Headwaters Region
ongoing, US$ 20,400,000 (US$ 4,500,000 - GEF; Government in kind - US$ 12,580,000, other - private, academic in kind) + US$ 4,428,500 German Government
00047769, 00014615, 00014617 - Demonstrating Sustainable Conservation of Biological Diversity in Four Protected Areas in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, I and II phase
ongoing, US$ 16,043,070, of which GEF - US$ 7,600,000 and CIDA – CAD 4,975,000
00069210 - Strengthening the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Russia
ongoing, Full-sized project :US$ 4,000,000 (GEF). PPG: US$ 140,000 (US$ 70,000 - GEF, US$ 70,000 - Government of Russia in kind)
00048248 - Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in Russia’s Taymir Peninsula: Maintaining connectivity across the landscape
ongoing, US$ 3,053,300, of which GEF - US$ 970,000
00072294 - Improving the coverage and management efficiency of protected areas in the steppe biome of Russia
ongoing, Full-size project US$ 5,304,545 (GEF); PPG stage (completed) : US$ 150,000.00 (GEF).
00070439 - Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into Russia’s energy sector policies and operations, FSP
ongoing, PPG: US$ 353,636 (of which US$ 173,636 - GEF, US$ 180,000 - Government of Russia in kind). Full-sized project resources estimated at US$ 7,200,000 (GEF).
00048505 - Joint Actions to Reduce PTS and Nutrients Pollution in Lake Baikal through Integrated Basin Management (Russia, Mongolia), FSP
ongoing, PPG: US$ 120,000.00 (GEF). Full-size project resources estimated at US$ 3,000,000.00 (GEF)
Frameworks and strategies for sustainable development
00072416 - Greening 2014 Sochi Olympics: A Strategy and Action Plan for the Greening Legacy, PPG
ongoing, PPG: US$ 125,000 (of which US$ 55,000 - GEF, US$ 70,000 - Government of Russia in kind). Medium-sized project resources estimated at US$ 900,000 (GEF).
Completed projects: results, and successes
00037173 - A Local Economic Development and Strategy for the Bryansk Oblast, an Area of the Russian Federation Severely Affected by the Chernobyl Accident
completed, US$ 424,900.00 (US$ 80,000.00 -UN Trust Fund for Chernobyl, US$ 344,900.00 - UNDP regular resources)
00014640 - Russia - Removing Barriers to Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization (UNDP/GEF Full-Sized Project)
completed, US$ 8,325,000, of which GEF US$ 3,100,000
00014641 - Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wild Salmonid Biological Diversity in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula
completed, US$ 15,192,630, of which GEF US$ 3,000,000