UNECE Awards Major Contracts to Finance Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation

Energy Efficiency 21 2 December 2008: During the annual session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 19-21 November 2008, its Committee on Sustainable Energy welcomed the announcement of the award of three contracts for work on energy efficiency.

Following an international competitive bid tender process carried out by the UN Office at Geneva procurement services, three contractors have been selected to assist in the process of designing and launching an Investment Fund to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 12 countries of Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The contractors will analyze policies and provide communications to the “Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation” project. The three contractors are: Conning Asset Management Ltd, UK; Pöyry Energy Consulting AG, Switzerland; and the Centre for Energy Efficiency EnEffect, Bulgaria. The project is part of the UNECE Energy Efficiency 21 (EE21) Project, which promotes the formation of an energy efficiency market in Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia so that cost-effective investments can provide a self-financing method of reducing global GHG emissions. [UNECE Press Release][The Awards][EE21 Project Website]