The report analyses insights and experiences of diversified groups of women regarding the climate change impacts from various locations in Georgia, to enable the development of more gender-inclusive national and local climate policies. The study based on extensive interviews identifies the main factors shaping women’s vulnerability to climate change. The social determinants of climate sensitivities include opportunities for political participation, social status, income, age, access and control over the assets and others are exacerbated by climate change. The impacts in urban and rural areas vary. The report can be used as an example of a climate vulnerability analysis focused on a specific group at the national and regional levels, including the approach to data collection, analysis, and presentation of results. The recommendations developed for Georgia may be relevant for other EaP countries.
The report presents the latest data, research and other evidence reflecting the impact of climate change in Moldova, with a particular focus on climate hazards affecting children. The research identifies the main factors contributing to the vulnerability of children and adolescents at national and regional levels, including environmental and climate change factors (location in areas most affected by climate-related natural disasters, environmental and water quality) and socio-economic factors (economic development and poverty, food and nutrition, access to health services, education levels). The report makes recommendations to stakeholders, including UNICEF's future programming, policy and advocacy. The report can be used as an example of a climate vulnerability analysis focused on a specific group at the national and regional levels, including the approach to data collection, analysis and presentation of results. The recommendations developed for Moldova may be relevant for other EaP countries.
Climate (un) vulnerable: how to work with the topic of climate and climate justice. Recommendations for civil society organisations helping vulnerable groupsWritten by margaryta.kamasa
The publication provides an analysis of vulnerable groups exposed to negative impacts of climate change and potential impacts of climate policies, including: women, youth, elderly people, people with disabilities, indigenous peoples, low-income people, homeless people, migrants, prisoners, rural communities, communities most affected by climate change, people and communities living in areas / working in sectors affected by climate policies. The paper examines the current state of climate justice and identifies factors that hinder or contribute to its development in these regions. The publication provides practical recommendations on how to integrate climate issues into the activities of civil society organisations (CSOs), as well as suggestions on how to integrate climate action into their strategic planning. The recommendations can be used by a wider range of stakeholders, including local governments, communities, organisations and businesses.
The project included the following technical measures: 1) Thermal refurbishment of the Sport Complex “Energetik”, 2)Thermal refurbishment of the Palace of Culture “Energetik, 3) Implementation of automatic system of energy monitoring software with the additional installation of the appropriate meters and special sensors for all types of energy resources for all budget institutions of the city (100% of all budget buildings).
The project included the following technical measures: 1) Installation of 32,4 kW roof-based PV power plan (60 PV panels with capacity 540 W each), 2) Installation of auxiliary equipment (invertors, meters, cabling, etc.), 3) Development of the feasibility study for construction of the PV plan (150 kW capacity) for the municipal water supply company.
Ukraine, Dubno: Modernization of the district heating system and thermal refurbishment of municipal buildingsWritten by margaryta.kamasa
The project included the following technical measures: 1)Thermal refurbishment of the pre-school, 2)Thermal refurbishment of the kindergarten, 3) Modernisation of the district heating system including construction of new boiler house, 4) Modernisation of the heating system in school, 5) Modernisation of the district heating system.
The project in Calarasi was implemented under Demonstration projects programme. Within the project the following measures were implemented: 1) Modernization of the street lighting system in Calarasi: replacement of 951 luminaries with LEDs, modernization pf 25 km of cables/streets and 25 control cabinets, overall online management system. 2) Installation of architectural lighting at the Calarasi Museum of History and Ethnography. Within the project, additionally 30 pedestrian crossings were highlighted to improve security conditions of the urban traffic. A new street lighting control system was introduced including dimming (real-time, internet-based) and modernization of 25 control cabinets.
Moldova, Festelita: Creation of excellence centre through piloting demonstrative new energy efficiency technologies and renewable energy sourcesWritten by margaryta.kamasa
The project in Festelita was implemented under Demonstration projects programme. Within the project the following measures were implemented: 1) Installation of solar panels systems for water heating at kindergarten (capacity 5,5 kW), 2) Installation of biomass burning boiler rooms at 4 public institutions (total capacity 561 kW), 3) Plantation of 5 ha with Salix Willow trees (biomass source), 4) Installation of 241 environmentally friendly street light luminaries on public streets, using LED technology and equipment for monitoring the system’s electricity consumption, 5) Establishment of a 312 kW PV municipal solar park.
The project in Yerevan was implemented under Demonstration projects programme. Within the project the following measures were implemented:
- Installation of photovoltaic systems on roofs of 97 multi-apartment residential buildings;
- Installation of LED luminaries with bulbs for outdoor lighting at the buildings;
- Installation of LED luminaries equipped with bulbs and motion sensors for indoor entrance/stairwell lighting at the 97 buildings;
- Provision of LED bulbs for low-income families in the 97 buildings;
- Establishment of revolving funds through which proceeds of sale of excess energy produced to the grid, will be used to finance energy efficiency and pay for maintenance and operation of the PV panels.
Georgia, Telavi: Thermal refurbishment of 2 kindergartens and establishment of the biomass supply chainWritten by margaryta.kamasa
The main aim of the project was to enhance Georgian CoM signatories’ capacities in climate change mitigation and fulfilment of sustainable local energy policy through implementation of investment projects in line with their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans. Within the project the following measures were implemented: 1) Thermal refurbishment of the kindergarten in Ikalto village and construction of the biomass boiler house. 2) Thermal refurbishment of the kindergarten #1 in Telavi and construction of the biomass boiler house. 3) Establishment of the biomass supply chain for vineyard pruning residues collection, transportation and storing.
Artic and Aparan are two communities in Armenia that committed to the Covenant of Mayors initiative and decided to increase the share of energy that is produced from RES. The main aim of the project was to develop a viable model for community-lead renewable energy generation and sustainable energy transformation.
Dear CoM East Signatories,
The Global Covenant of Mayors Secretariat, in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors East Secretariat, is organizing a series of webinars focused on the Climate Finance Gap Fund financing instrument for SECAP projects. If you are interested in receiving support from the GCoM Secretariat for submitting Expressions of Interest to the Climate Finance Gap Fund, we invite you to register for the first webinar, which aims to introduce this facility.
The first webinar is scheduled for September 12, 2023 at 10.00 CET, and will cover the following topics: 1) Introduction to the Gap Fund opportunity for CoM East cities 2) Case studies of cities already engaged with the Gap Fund 3) Walkthrough of the EOI process and requirements 4) Question and answer session along with EOI assistance
The webinar will feature English-Russian and English-Ukrainian interpretation. Kindly register using the provided link to access the webinar.
We look forward to your participation in this informative session as we explore opportunities to enhance climate finance for your SECAP projects.
- COM_East_-__Webinar_Gap_Fund_Awareness.pdf (174 Downloads)