Financing the Establishment and Operations of the Centre on Climate Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic: Phase 2

Location:

Kyrgyz Republic

TCRS Number:

119484

Business sector:

Sustainable Resources and Climate Change

Notice type:

Public

Status:

Approved

PSD disclosed:

13 Jul 2022

Project Description

The proposed TC aims to strengthen the Kyrgyz Republic’s institutional capacity to effectively coordinate climate policy and climate finance matters to achieve transformational impact, as well as to increase the resilience of the country’s most important socio-economic sectors, through a targeted programme of capacity building by continued support of the Climate Finance Center and its climate finance coordination role, Project Preparation Facility (PPF) and Gender mainstreaming in climate change project.

The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the most vulnerable countries in Central Asia to climate change risks due largely to its glacial hydrology and mountainous terrain. Key economic sectors are vulnerable to these impacts, which are further exacerbated by the state of the country’s infrastructure. The situation is especially serious in regards to water resource availability. It’s expected that in the longer-term, due to rising surface temperatures and decreasing glacier areas, glacial water will contribute less to river flows. This will result in higher vulnerability to energy shortages, as over 90 per cent of the country’s energy is generated by hydropower plants. A fall in water supply will also affect agriculture, the Kyrgyz Republic’s main economic sector.

In 2015, the Kyrgyz Republic joined the Pilot Programme on Climate Resilience (“PPCR”) supported by Climate Investment Funds. On 17th of August 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic formally established the Centre on Climate Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic in support of mobilising and accessing climate and development funds for investments in key economic sectors as set out in the Climate Investment Programme. The Resolution No. 478 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic was signed by the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. Following that decision, the EBRD, in response to a request from the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic (the “Recipient” or “Client”), assisted the setting up and operationalisation of the Climate Finance Centre.

In May 2021, the Government issued a decree - which moved responsibility for the CFC to the State Committee on Environment and Climate. In November 2021, the State Committee on Environment and Climate was transformed into the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Technical Supervision (MNRETS) of the Kyrgyz Republic. The CFC under MNRETS of the Kyrgyz Republic is part of a wider goal of the Kyrgyz Republic to successfully mainstream climate change considerations into sustainable development planning and align the country’s efforts with international requirements regarding climate finance.

The CFC, acts as a bridge with to the major climate donors, including the CIF, the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund and the Global Environment Fund, as well as the community of Multilateral Development Banks and development partners active in the Kyrgyz Republic. The CFC is the central unit coordinating the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts in accessing climate funds and channeling them into transformative investments supporting national development priorities.

In late 2019 and 2020, a major milestone in the relevance of the CFC to national climate finance and policy, was achieved when the Government appointed the CFC to fulfil a number of essential coordinating functionsThe CFC plays a key role in the process of developing and approving the updated NDC, NAP, CIP, TNA, Carbon Neutrality Strategy 2050 as well as adaptation and mitigation action plans. The CFC is the secretariat of the Coordinating Council on Climate Change, Environment and Sustainable Development, which is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic and includes all sectoral ministries and departments.

In addition the PPF under the CFC is the key institution with main purpose under the CFC, is to facilitate the development and financing of national priority climate investment projects especially by MDBs as well as other development partners and climate funds.

In terms of the Gender Experts its main purpose to provide support for the successful implementation of PPCR, and to ensure that a gender lens is integrated in planning and the institutional infrastructure across ministries to support itThe overall objective of the project is to strengthen the Kyrgyz Republic’s institutional capacity to effectively coordinate climate policy matters in order to achieve transformational impact, as well as to increase the resilience of the country’s most important socio-economic sectors.

The objective will be delivered through activities implemented under the following two components:

1. Maintaining and enhancing the CFC’s role and capacity to more comprehensively address climate resilience and mitigation, as well as effectively coordinate climate finance and international policy in the Kyrgyz Republic.

2. Building climate risk management and resilience capacity of key sectors of the economy and line ministries and supporting access to climate/green knowledge practices, technologies and finance.

The expected outcome of the TC Project is anticipated as follows:

a. The CFC, as the Kyrgyz Republic government’s key institution on climate policy, climate finance, climate resilience and adaptation, has full power and an adequate capacity to coordinate the work with development partners and other international donors and IFIs in supporting the country’s efforts towards a climate resilient green economy.

b. Climate resilience is integrated and mainstreamed into the country’s main national strategic policy documents and development planning processes.

c. Climate and economic resilience of key sectors are enhanced.

d. Increasing access to climate finance contributes to a growing green economy.

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