Scaling-up Investment in Low-Carbon Public Buildings

Scaling-up Investment in Low-Carbon Public Buildings

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 02 Oct 2017 at B.18
  • Est. completion Under revision
  • ESS Category Category C

Reducing emissions from Bosnia-Herzegovina’s public sector buildings through better energy efficiency and fuel substitution from fossil fuel to biomass.

Bosnia-Herzegovina has a large stock of ageing buildings with high energy consumption and that are heated by high-emission fossil fuels. This is a consequence of neglect and under-investment during and after the Bosnian war (1992-1995), and leaves buildings in urgent need of upgrade.

Energy efficiency retrofits and substituting coal and fuel oil to biomass will significantly reduce emissions from public buildings. The project will impact 7-8% of stock, some 360 public buildings. Technical assistance will also help address non-financial barriers and create supportive policies, regulations, and capacities to support the transformations and encourage replication.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 20 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


14 Dec 2016 - 293 days

Concept note received

14 Dec 2016

Funding proposal received

02 Mar 2017

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

04 May 2017


02 Oct 2017 - 240 days

Approved by GCF Board

02 Oct 2017

FAA executed

29 Mar 2018

Under implementation

29 May 2018 - 1,499 days so far

FAA effective

29 May 2018

Disbursement - USD 2,006,000

27 Aug 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 2,437,850

09 Oct 2019

Disbursement - USD 2,747,850

09 Dec 2020

Disbursement - USD 3,447,850

20 Dec 2021


Est. completion date under revision

One region

  • Eastern Europe

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing61% disbursed

GrantUSD 17,346,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 17,346,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,050,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,300,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 19,270,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 21,500,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 14,100,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 15,700,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 30,300,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 105,220,000

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
Mr. Robin Merlier

Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ministry of Physical Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology
Her Excellency Srebrenka Golić
Minister of Physical Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology
Trg Republike Srpske 1, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone +387 51 339-592