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Increasing Energy Efficiency to Secure Energy Supplies in the CIS region

Increasing Energy Efficiency to Secure Energy Supplies in the CIS region
The strengthening of integration processes in
the world economy encourages better interaction
and coordination of energy policies of the
countries that are members of various economic
associations. One of the examples of international
cooperation in the area of energy is the Energy
Efficiency 21 Project of the United Nations
Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Among the participants of this Project there are
representatives of government organizations, industries,
investment companies, financial institutions,
and several international NGOs.
In 2001, in the framework of this Project, and
in accordance with the joint statement of September
4, 1997, made by the UNECE Secretariat
and the Interstate Economic Committee of the
CIS Economic Union, the project “Energy efficiency
and energy security in the Commonwealth
of Independent States” was carried out
by the CIS Executive Committee, national experts
from twelve CIS member-states in collaboration
with the ministries and agencies of the
respective countries, and research institutes of
the CIS countries.
Under the contract signed in 2010 between
the UNECE and the International Sustainable
Energy Development Centre (ISEDC), on the
basis of materials and data provided by the CIS
countries, specialists from ISEDC conducted a
study of the production and consumption of fuel
and energy in the CIS member states, reviewed
the situation in their energy markets, generalized
the energy conservation policies in these countries,
reviewed standards and regulations in the
area of energy saving, and considered possible
ways of attracting financing for energy conservation
projects in these countries.