This publication explores the progress in energy efficiency and renewable energy in selected countries of South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and in the Russian Federation. The study analyzes policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks, financial environment and level of awareness in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy from 2010 to 2018. It identifies existing gaps in the required frameworks and environment to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in the countries. It also proposes a set of recommendations for necessary steps in achieving the long-term objectives for energy mix and meeting the ambitious related targets set by the countries. The Governments must address these barriers and deploy consistent and coherent energy policies and measures. Identifying and implementing such policies and measures can help in increasing investment and financing flows to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
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Topics: Energy, Environment, COP25 List of UN Publications
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2019