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Institutionalization of European Energy Award (eea) RO

July 10, 2014

Project Location : Romania Country:Romania Amount of the Swiss grant:CHF 350%000 (392971.46 US Dollar) Total budget of the project:CHF 411%765 (462374.18 US Dollar) Date of grant approval:10.02.2014 Status:ongoing Responsibility for project implementation: National eea institution in Romania (ROEEA) - to be defined; Swiss institution to support ROEEA Objective : The Energy City / European Energy Award is a certification system for sustainable energy management in municipalities. The implementation of the related controlling process favors the optimal allocation of resources to energy relevant projects. The "European Energy Award " is a good instrument to pursue the objectives of the EU program "Covenant of Mayors" which promotes the 20/20/20 objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, improve energy efficiency by 20% and increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix by 20%, at the level of municipalities. Theme/Focus Area : Environment and Infrastructure Improvement of the Environment Target Group : The direct beneficiary is a Romanian institution to be defined, which gets a contribution of 85% to its operating expenses and to the cost of the necessary support and know-how transfer from a Swiss institution familiar with the build-up and dissemination of eea activities, during a startup period of 3 years. The indirect beneficiaries are Romanian cities interested in the sustainable management of their energy related activities, as well as their population. Context : Also known as the European Energy Award , the label of Energy City is awarded to a municipality which stands out for its efforts (and achievements) to use energy in an efficient and as far as possible climate neutral way. Over 1000 European municipalities participate in the "European Energy Award" program. Under the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Program to reduce social and economic disparities in the new EU countries, the "European Energy Award" (eea) was introduced in four Romanian pilot cities (Arad, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca and Suceava), selected among 21 candidates to develop or verify Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) and identify priority infrastructure projects to be co-financed und Objective 1 of Focus Area 4 (Sustainable Energy management in Cities), for which a Swiss contribution of up to CHF 37 million is to be allocated. This project has the general objective to support the institutionalization of the "European Energy Award" at a national level in Romania. Goals : Replicate experiences of the 4 pilot cities in managing their energy and climate change policies, using the eea instruments, to other interested Romanian cities. Widely support the implementation of SEAPs and the Covenant of Mayors in Romanian municipalities with a complete and accepted instrument. Give national ownership to the eea activities by involving a national institution to create the synergies with national specificities, including the legal framewo

Project completion date : 2015-02-28 12:00:00


Address : Romania

Country :Romania

Financier : Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC),

Financier address : Financier: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Freiburgstrasse 130, 3003 Berne Switzerland Website : Tel : +41 31 322 68 46 Fax : +41 31 324 16 96

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