The UNEP-CCC team completed a 4-day mission to Bishkek in September to launch the national Technology Action Plans (TAPs) and secure interest from the investment community in the project development process for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This was followed by three days of technical working sessions to scope out the 3 x Concept Notes, based on the conclusions of the TNA and TAP process for the Kyrgyz Republic.
On day one, to launch TAPs, a national workshop was attended by relevant stakeholders from Government, civil society, private sector and the international community including sister UN agencies and others with accreditation with the GCF. The session was opened by Dr. Azamat Temirkulov, Director of the Climate Finance Centre under the Ministry of Natural Resources. A summary of the global context and TNA project focus, the purpose and intended impacts was delivered by James Haselip from UNEP-CCC followed by sector-specific presentations from the local technical team on the results of the technology prioritisation and market assessments, developed in a participatory and bottom-up manner.
The remainder of the first day workshop was dedicated to discussing the concrete project investment opportunities for low-carbon and climate resilient development that result from the TNA project. And, importantly, to explain the next steps with regard to GCF Concept Note development, the need to involve relevant Accredited Entities to help implement GCF-backed projects once the TNA project is complete.
The following three days were dedicated to completing sector-specific working sessions to secure technical-level inputs, consensus and buy-in from relevant stakeholders to each of the 3 x concepts notes for the GCF. In summary, it was agreed that the GCF concept notes will focus on:
- Organic agriculture through the transfer of innovative technologies for adaptation
- Reducing coal consumption through energy efficiency and energy conservation in public buildings
- Mechanical-biological treatment and biogas production from food waste
Over the next 3 months, until the project ends in December 2023, the UNEP-CCC team will develop the GCF concepts notes for the Climate Finance Centre, providing more detail on the size of markets for the target technologies, the proposed business and financing models etc.
- Summary of Launch of the Technology Action Plans and working sessions to develop Concept Notes for the GCF
- Agriculture sector concept note workshop
- Energy sector concept note workshop
- Waste sector concept note workshop
- Results of the pre-workshop Survey
- Results of post-workshop Survey