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The UN Development Program (UNDP) has launched a three-year small hydro-power project to accelerate small-scale hydropower generation in four regions in Tajikistan– supporting capacity building, development of legal and regulatory frameworks and promotion of sustainable delivery models.

It will also contribute to direct and indirect climate change mitigation.

UNDP9 August 2012: The Energy and Environment Programme of the UN Development Program (UNDP) has launched the “Technology Transfer and Market Development for Small Hydropower in Tajikistan” project, which aims to accelerate small-scale hydropower (SHP) generation through capacity building, supportive legal and regulatory frameworks and sustainable delivery models.

This SHP project will also contribute to socio-economic development and climate change mitigation. Over its lifetime, the SHP plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 273 kilotons as well as approximately 819-4952 kilotons of indirect carbon dioxide emissions. UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have provided US$ 3.13 million in support for the project, which is expected to run from March 2012 to December 2015. [Press Release]

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