UNDP-GEF Project on ‘Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of State Action Plan for Climate Change’

IIEC-India recently conducted two successful state level workshops in Jharkhand and Manipur with funding under the UNDP-GEF project – “Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of State Action Plan for Climate Change”. The project’s goal is to facilitate implementation of India’s State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) in the selected states.

IIEC supported these activities by developing a ‘Full Scale Proposal’ document for GEF, in order to augment funding for implementation of selected SAPCC projects. Preparation of this document included developing baselines for the EE and RE sectors, designing nine EE and RE pilot projects for implementation in the two states, and engaging with cross-sectorial stakeholders at all levels of the process.

  Delegates at the Project Workshop at Imphal, Manipur, 12th February 2015

In order to prepare robust baselines for the two states, and to finalize the corresponding pilots, IIEC co-organized two state level workshops with the respective state nodal departments of SAPCC. The workshops drew a high level of distinguished participants, including: Chief Secretaries of the State, Principal Secretary for Energy, Director of the State Renewable Energy Development Agency, members of various state government departments, academic institutions, EE and RE equipment suppliers, project developers, and financial institutions. During the workshops, IIEC shared the project concept with a wide audience, collected information on past and ongoing RE and EE initiatives, and identified key state development priorities/programmes and possibilities for collaboration. The two workshops concluded with finalized state level pilots, and a clear way forward for the project.

  IIEC-South Asia, Director, Mr Sanjay Dube, felicitating the distinguished guests at the State Level Workshop in Ranchi, Jharkhand, 15th December 2015

In order to further support the UNDP-GEF project, IIEC also developed Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC) for the two states. This analysis gives a visual breakdown of the low carbon development pathway, along with corresponding costs and impacts. The MACCs were essential to identifying the most effective EE & RE investment opportunities for Jharkhand and Manipur to reduce GHG emissions. The MACCs analyzed the available mitigation options, emission reduction potential, and marginal cost associated with implementation. The analysis has been completed, and a report highlighting the MACC findings has been submitted to UNDP. An illustration of MACC is presented below.

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