Detail of GEF Project #385

GEF Project ID 385
Funding Source GEF Trust Fund
Project Name Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS)
Country Regional
Region Regional
Focal Area Climate Change
Operational Program EA
Approval Date 1991-12-01
GEF Agency Approval Date 1994-08-18
Project Completion Date 2006-12-31
Project Status Project Completion
Executing Agency Asian Development Bank and UNOPS
Description The project’s development objective is to limit the growth of GHG emissions from Asia and to build a substantial pool of expertise in the region for addressing issues of global climate change. Expertise will be developed in areas such as estimation and measurement of GHGs, identification of technologies and initiatives for reducing GHGs, and economic and social analyses for identifying cost-effective mitigation options, GHG abatement initiatives and develop/implement least cost abatement strategies.
Implementation Status The ALGAS Project was operationally completed in December 1998. The Final ALGAS Review Board Meeting was held in July 1999 back to back with the Donors Consultation Meeting. Each of the 12 participating countries in Asia have developed its own portfolio of technical assistance and investment projects which meet their national sustainable development objectives and which are designed to help reduce the growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many of these options and project concepts are potential candidates for a number of funding mechanisms by various multilateral and bilateral donor agencies. The pipeline of 81 GHG abatement projects and other technical assistance project proposals will be presented during the Donors Meeting. The ALGAS Summary Report, Country Reports (except for DPRK, which will be completed in December 1999) and the Report on GHG Abatement projects have been printed and distributed to ALGAS project partners and the donor community.
GEF Project Grant
9,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
9,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,500,000 USD
Project Cost
13,000,000 USD
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