Centre for Development and Environment, Bern,
Markus Giger, Ernst Gabathuler, Heino Meessen
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The Swiss project partner Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) has longtime experience on project realization in central Asia and an appropriate network. The technologies used in this project were developed and tested in a prior program from CDE.
In the Chui and Issyk Kul provinces, CO2 emissions shall be reduced by about 16 000 t CO2eq through the insulation of 4 000 simple residential houses and the construction of 1 000 energy-efficient stoves. At the same time, family budgets will be less burdened due to savings in fossil fuel costs. The high investment costs for insulation and energy efficient stoves shall be made affordable through cheap loans by local banks. Income from the sale of CO2 certificates will additionally help the house owners to payback their building loans. An extensive information campaign with commercials on local television and radio stations will help to inform the public on the possibilities for house insulation, energy efficient stoves and cheap building loans.