Support for Sustainable Prizren – Initiating Urban NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions)

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - KosovoCountry: Kosovo Funding amount: € 154.962,42Project start: 01.12.2018End: 30.06.2021

Short Description:

Overall goal

The objective of the project is to prepare the city of Prizren for reducing the overall Green House Gases (GHG) emissions through cross-sectoral interventions at the municipal level, such as collaboration between industry, government, private sector, civil society and academia. This project will contribute to creating healthy urban living conditions and achieving sustainable growth, while setting an example as a city-wide intervention for Kosovo. By that the intended impact of the project is to contribute to reducing climate-change related vulnerability in Kosovo.


Expected results

The municipality of Prizren enhance its technical capacities in terms of reporting, measuring and verifying GHGs Emission.

The municipality of Prizren is able to articulate their climate-related priorities, and to identify and implement mitigation actions as urban Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions across sectors.


Target group / Beneficiaries

Up to 40% of the urban Population (about 34.000 people) will be affected positively by the project. Equal inclusion of man, women and marginalised groups will be ensured through consultation in the focus groups to determine the exact type and the location of the interventions.


Establish the Prizren Green Growth Centre, which will be directly reporting to the Mayor office in the City.

Create a baseline inventory and the framework for measuring, reporting and verifying GHGs emissions.

Develop Cross-Sectoral Intervention Plan with a gender responsive approach.


The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions are critical vehicles to implement climate change mitigation actions and are in line with the National Strategy for Climate Change. The risks of climate change can have much greater impact due to its high degree of socio-economic vulnerability in Kosovo. While climate change impacts Kosovo as a whole, it is also proven to disproportionately disadvantage the poor due to their decreased capacity to alter habits or flee unsafe or unhealthy areas.

The Project has two Project numbers: 8306-00/2018 refers to the funding of Klima 2013 means of EUR 154.962,42; 8306-01/2018 refers to the funding of ADC means of EUR 145,037,58.

project number8306-00/2018
source of fundingBMNT
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 2, Climate change adaptation: 2
  • 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.