GEF CEO Endorses Energy Efficiency Projects in Climate Change Focal Area

February 2011: Monique Barbut, CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has endorsed several GEF projects with a strong focus on energy efficiency. CEO endorsement is the final step in GEF project cycle approval. 

Full-sized projects approved include a provincial energy efficiency scale-up programme in China, a regional programme on promoting energy efficiency in the Pacific, a project on industrial energy efficiency in Thailand, a project to promote energy efficiency in Indonesian industries through system optimization and energy management standards, and a project to promote energy efficiency in the residential and public sectors in Nigeria. A medium-sized pilot project was also approved for biogas generation from animal manure in Moldova. [GEF Projects Website]