Support for Low Emission Development in SEE (SLED)

Contract partner: REC - Regional Environmental Center - Hungary Country: Europa, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.255.500,00 Project start: 01.06.2013 End: 30.09.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project is proposed by REC and UNDP Kosovo to support low emission development in the South East European region. The project provides background for stakeholders involved in developing strategies, policies and measures as well as identifying opportunities for direct investment. It will build upon other existing initiatives supporting the same aim in the region, such as the LOCSEE (Low Carbon South East Europe), RENA (Regional Environmental Network for Accession) and ECRAN (Environment and Climate Regional accession Network) projects.

The project geographically covers Albania, F.Y.R. of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia and encompasses two major components, the first one targeting 4 SEE countries Albania, F.Y.R. of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, the second component focuses on Kosovo.

Component 1 aims at (I) providing assessment and options in the low emission development transformation of four countries in the electricity sector and (II) providing policy options regarding increasing energy efficiency in buildings for the region with replicable methodology. It will be implemented by REC.

The main objective of Component 2 is to support the Government of Kosovo to mainstream climate change concerns into sectorial and overall Kosovo’s development priorities, thus enabling Kosovo to deal with climate change-related issues in practical terms, and to consider it not only as a separate horizontal issue, but as an integrative issue of sustainable development. Component 2 will be implemented by UNDP.

project number 8306-00/2013
source of funding BMNT
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.