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Green Economic Development (GED)

The overall objective is to create a favorable environment for financing energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources projects, and institutionalization of energy management in public sector buildings.

Project activities contribute to and are in line with the European Union directives, Energy Community Treaty and the country’s obligations to report on current energy consumption and energy savings. The Project also contributes to the economic progress of the country, through employment of domestic workforce, generating budget savings, and reinvesting in local priorities and infrastructure.  

The Project has five specific components:

  1. Capacity building and technical assistance to the Environmental Funds;
  2. Institutionalization of energy management, by introducing Energy Management Information System (EMIS) in public buildings;
  3. Enhancing of legislative framework, including support to the Environmental Protection Funds to develop bylaws and financial mechanisms in order to establish a sustainable system of financing of energy efficiency projects;
  4. Implementation of infrastructure measures, to secure energy and financial savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, employ domestic workforce, increase beneficiary’s comfort, reinvest saved funds;
  5. Raising public awareness on energy efficiency, including education for adults and youth about smart energy use and protection of environment.
Flagship results achieved thus far include: 


Aiša Bijedić, Programme Officer, Embassy of Sweden,
Elvis Hadžikadić, Sector Technical Expert, UNDP,

Project duration:
2015 - 2018
Economic governance, Environmental governance, Local infrastructure, Strategic planning and development management
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Government of Sweden
Project implemented in:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska
Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Sarajevo Canton, Tuzla Canton, Una-Sana Canton, West Herzegovina Canton, Posavina Canton, Zenica-Doboj Canton, Central Bosnia Canton, Canton 10, Bosnia –Podrinje Canton Goražde
Municipalities (43):
Banja Luka, Bihać, Bileća, Bosanska Krupa, Bosanski Petrovac, Brod, Bužim, Čapljina, Cazin, Centar Sarajevo, Doboj, Foča, Fojnica, Gacko, Goražde, Gradačac, Gradiška, Grude, Hadžići, Ilidža, Istočno Novo Sarajevo, Ključ, Konjic, Laktaši, Livno, Ljubuški, Lukavac, Maglaj, Mostar, Mrkonjić Grad, Nevesinje, Novi Grad Sarajevo, Novi Travnik, Novo Sarajevo, Olovo, Orašje, Pale, Petrovac - Drinić, Posušje, Sanski Most, Srebrenik, Stari Grad Sarajevo , Stolac