UNDP is developing the five-year project “Promoting Carbon Reduction Through Energy Efficiency (EE) Techniques in Baghdad City”, following support from the vertical UNDP fund for Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Government of Iraq (GoI) Ministry of Health of Environment.
Project activities will be developed in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, including the private sector and with technical support from international and national experts in the energy efficiency field. Key intervention points will be identified through assessment of baseline legislation and regulatory policies, and best practice for technical solutions in energy efficiency for infrastructure, in order to identify a suitable Theory of Change.
The GEF guidelines ensure that the project document is carefully designed with well identified targets, indicators, and risk mitigation measures. Social and environmental standards will be screened, and the necessary mitigation measures developed, as well as a gender action plan to ensure gender mainstreaming throughout the project.