Development of Sustainable Energy for Rangelands - Phase I

Contract partner: ICIMOD - International Center for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentCountry: Südasien, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 130.000,00Project start: 01.11.2006End: 31.07.2008

Short Description:

Overall goal

Institutions from different countries in the Himalaya-Hindukush region - active within the Austrian funded regional rangelands programme - have identified the lack of energy sources for people living off these rangelands as a main problem for livelihood, but also as a main cause of

rangeland degradation, as existing resources are overutilized.

This programme aims to strenghten various renewable energy sources and make them available to the mountain populations of the Himalaya-Hindukush region. The objective is to provide sustainable and affordable access to sufficient energy sources for daily needs (cooking, heating, electricity requirements), without further degrading the fragile rangelands, which are the source of livelihoods.

In the first phase of this programme ICIMOD is assessing the energy requirements and the already available best practices and technologies in the region.

project number2470-00/2006
source of fundingOEZA
sector Energiegewinnung /erneuerbare Energiequellen
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