EBRD works with Kyrgyz civil society to build a sustainable future

The Kyrgyz Republic is three and a half times more energy intensive on average than EU countries. Its continental climate leads to temperatures ranging from -30°C in mountain villages in winter to over 40°C during summer.

There are huge opportunities to cut harmful CO2 emissions, help people save money and make their homes more comfortable.

To foster change, the EBRD has reached out to civil society and teamed up with local non-governmental organisation Camp Alatoo.

The programme was funded by the Slovak Republic and has helped to boost builders’ know-how on energy-saving construction techniques and materials.

The project complements one of the EBRD’s most significant investments in the country. The Kyrgyz Sustainable Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (KyrSEFF) helps both businesses and residential customers to take out loans with one of the EBRD’s partner banks for energy efficiency investments.

The European Union supports this programme by funding various activities, such as energy audits, to help identify the best energy-cutting measures and verify their impact. Other donors include Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain and Sweden.

Builders who have successfully participated in Camp Alatoo’s courses become part of a list of certified installers that KyrSEFF recommends to potential clients.