United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation


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 (Global Environment Facility), 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 2011, energy efficiency and environment programme activities were focusing on Global Environment Facility projects in biodiversity conservation and energy efficiency thematic areas. Two Global Environment Facility projects (Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion and Strengthening Protected Area System of the Komi Republic to Conserve Virgin Forest Biodiversity in the Pechora River Headwaters Region) were complemented by carbon sequestration components financed by the International Climatic Initiative (Germany). Two projects (Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion and Strengthening Protected Area System of the Komi Republic to Conserve Virgin Forest Biodiversity in the Pechora River Headwaters Region) undergone independent evaluations with positive evaluation ranks, two new full-sized projects (Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into Russias energy sector policies and operations and Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem) have started in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable water management, and one new international waters project idea (Integrated adaptive management of the West Bering Sea Large Marine Ecosystem in a Changing Climate) was approved by the Global Environment Facility for development of a full-sized project.

In 2011 our project Demonstrating Sustainable Conservation of Biological Diversity in Four Protected Areas in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula was selected as one of the success stories around the world http://issuu.com/undp_in_europe_cis/docs/rbecsuccess_stories/1

00070781 - Standards and Labels for Promoting Energy Efficiency in Russia
ongoing, Full-sized project: USD 7,810,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 56 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00072576 - Transforming the Market for Efficient Lighting
ongoing, Full-sized project: USD 7,020,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 65.7 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00074315 - Building energy efficiency in the North West of Russia
ongoing, Full-sized project: USD 5,840,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 27 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00074313 - Greening 2014 Sochi Olympics: A Strategy and Action Plan for the Greening Legacy
ongoing, Medium-sized project: USD 900,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 13 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00080462 - Reducing GHG emissions from road transport in Russia's medium-sized cities, Reducing GHG emissions from road transport in Russias medium-sized cities: Russian Urban Sustainable Transport (RUST)Full-sized project
ongoing, Total Budget US$ 163,536,000(of which US$ 5,400,000 - Global Environment Facility (GEF), US$ 8,600,000 - Ministry of Transport, US$113,000,000 - Ministry of Transport and Road Construction of the Republic of Tatarstan, US$34,656,000 - Administation of K
00077026 - Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into Russias energy sector policies and operations
ongoing, Full-sied project: USD 7,200,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 32 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00047701 - Conservation of Wetlands Biodiversity in the Lower Volga Region
ongoing, Full-sised project: USD 6,488,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 9.4 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00045973 - Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion
ongoing, Full project: USD 3,515,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 4,436,730 (Government of Germany), USD 12 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00059042 - Strengthening Protected Area System of the Komi Republic to Conserve Virgin Forest Biodiversity in the Pechora River Headwaters Region
ongoing, Full project: USD 4,500,000 (Global Environment Facility); USD 4,428,500 (Government of Germany) USD12,580,000 (parallel and in kind co-financing)
00069210 - Strengthening the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Russia
ongoing, Full-sized project: USD 4,000,000 (Global Environment Facility), parallel and in-kind co-financing.
00048248 - Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in Russias Taymir Peninsula: Maintaining connectivity across the landscape
ongoing, Medium-sized project: USD 970,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 2.1 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00072294 - Improving the coverage and management efficiency of protected areas in the steppe biome of Russia
ongoing, Full-size project: USD 5,304,545 (Global Environment Facility), parallel and in-kind co-financing
00076781 - Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem (Russia, Mongolia),
ongoing, Full project: USD 3,898,000 (Global Environment Facility), USD 49 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)
00047769, 00014615, 00014617 - Demonstrating Sustainable Conservation of Biological Diversity in Four Protected Areas in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, I and II phase
completed, Full-sized project: USD 7,600,000 (Global Environment Facility), CAD 4,975,000 (Canadian International Development Agency), USD 9 million (parallel and in-kind co-financing)


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