Energy and Environment
UNDP Russia has been supporting implementation of the national sustainable development policies through a series of environment projects. UNDP environmental activities focus on conservation of globally important biodiversity, climate change and energy efficiency, water resources management and sustainable development. Following the development of carbon markets fostered with the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, UNDP Russia cooperates with the UNDP MGD Carbon Facility to broaden access to the carbon finance for the Russian partners. UNDP Country Office prioritizes activities in the Russian regions: our environmental portfolio includes over 20 large-scale projects in 24 Russian regions. The primary financing for the UNDP Russia environment portfolio is provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Russian government (co-financing in the framework of national programmes), private sector, international and bilateral donors (e.g. Canadian and German Governments). The on-going portfolio consists of projects worth of US$45 million (total co-financing over US$ 60 million) and the pipeline of new Access to sustainable energy services project is under development.
In 2010, energy efficiency and environment programme activities were focusing on GEF projects in biodiversity conservation and energy efficiency thematic areas. Two GEF projects were complemented by carbon sequestration components financed by the International Climatic Initiative (Germany). Three projects were successfully completed with positive evaluation ranks, three new full-sized projects have started, and two more got approvals and were signed.
00070781 - Standards and Labels for Promoting Energy Efficiency in Russia.
ongoing, 7,810,000 USD (GEF). Co-financing: 28,889,000 USD (Government), 28,482,000 USD (other)
00072576 - Transforming the Market for Efficient Lighting.
ongoing, 7,020,000 USD (GEF). Co-financing: 44,750,000 USD (Government), 20,980,000 USD (other)
00074315 - Building energy efficiency in the North West of Russia
ongoing, 5,840,000 USD (GEF). Co-financing: 14,030,000 USD (Government), 13,470,000 USD (other)
00047701 - Conservation of Wetlands Biodiversity in the Lower Volga Region
ongoing, 15,805,920 USD, of which GEF - 6,488,000
00045973 - Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion
ongoing, 15,175 ,000 USD, of which GEF - 3,515,000
00047769, 00014615, 00014617 - Demonstrating Sustainable Conservation of Biological Diversity in Four Protected Areas in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, I and II phase
ongoing, 16,043,070 USD, of which GEF - 7,600,000 USD and CIDA – 4,975,000 CAD
00059042 - Strengthening Protected Area System of the Komi Republic to Conserve Virgin Forest Biodiversity in the Pechora River Headwaters Region
ongoing, $ 20,400,000 ($4,500,000 - GEF; Government in kind - $ 12,580,000, other - private, academic in kind)
00059641 - Strengthening the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Russia
ongoing, Full-sized project financial resources estimated at USD 4,000,000 (GEF). PPG: USD 140,000.00 (USD 70,000.00 - GEF, USD 70,000.00 - Government of Russia in kind)
00048248 - Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in Russia’s Taymir Peninsula: Maintaining connectivity across the landscape
ongoing, 3,053,300 USD, of which GEF - 970,000
00062989 - Improving the coverage and management efficiency of protected areas in the steppe biome of Russia, PPG
ongoing, PPG: US$ 150,000.00 (GEF). Full-size project resources estimated at US$ 6,000,000.00 (GEF)
00070439 - Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into Russia’s energy sector policies and operations, PPG
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), PPG
ongoing, PPG: US$ 120,000.00 (GEF). Full-size project resources estimated at US$ 3,000,000.00 (GEF)
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).