Cabo Verde Appliances & Building Energy-EfficiencyProject (CABEEP)



Type de projet: 

Policy Support
Capacity Development
Investment Promotion
Knowledge Management

Situation de Projet: 





Under the Barbados declaration (2012),the Government of Cabo Verde has committed itself towards a target of reducing in greenhouse gases by 35% by 2020, a 30% improvement in energy efficiency and becomea zero emitter country by 2030. In 2013, the Government developed a national action plan to assist with participation in the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy 4 All Initiative (SE4All). Under the action plan, energy efficiency as an important priority area for GHG emission reductionis identified. Similarly, 2nd National Communication to UNFCCC mentions energy efficiency and technological innovation as key to reduce dependence on imported energy and use of fossil fuel, in line with one of the strategies mentioned in National Energy Policy of Cabo Verde.

The proposed GEF project implementation will support the alternative scenario from the baseline situation to reduce GHG emissions in the Cabo Verdean building sector by implementing mitigation measures from building and appliances. The UNDP GEF project implementation will pave the way for improved energy efficiency utilization in buildings and strengthen wide spread use of efficient appliances. The proposed project will achieve the objectives set out in the following sections.

Main Activities &Outputs

The goal of the project is “removing barriers to energy efficiency in Cabo Verdean built environment and for appliances “. The primary objective is to transform the market for energy efficiency in the country by introducing a new law on building codes and for domestic appliances by introducing a labelling programme, new import regulations, testing procedures, and certification leading to significant improvements in energy efficiency in the country. The proposed project is grouped into four (4) components each consisting of a number of complementary activities designed to achieve the project goal.

Listed below are the major components.

  • Component 1: Enabling policy, institutional, and legislative framework for energy efficiency in buildings;
  • Component 2: Enablingenergy efficiency improvements through S&L for appliances;
  • Component 3: Energy efficiency solutions in a selection of publicbuildings through selected pilot demonstration projects;
  • Component 4: Replication and dissemination of lessons learnt and best practices

Impact attendu

The increased adoption of energy efficiency in building design, practices and materials will lead to a reduction in energy consumption of new buildings (as compared to BAU approach). This will also result in reducing corresponding GHG emissions from the built environment. The project aims to achieve the goal by strengthening and enforcing new regulatory framework for energy efficiency in building, and introducing S&L programme for imported appliances, with certification and testing mechanisms in place. Following sections elaborate coordinated series of activities and expected deliverables for each component resulting in achieving the main project objective.


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