FP172

Mitigating GHG emission through modern, efficient and climate friendly clean cooking solutions (CCS)

Mitigating GHG emission through modern, efficient and climate friendly clean cooking solutions (CCS)

The project will promote the adoption of Clean Cooking Solutions in Nepal’s Terai region. Nepal has been making efforts to shift towards clean fuels and cooking technologies. While there has been progress in both urban and rural areas, the share of population with access to clean cooking solutions remains low – at approximately one third of the population. Use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) for clean cooking is higher than use of electricity. Nepal relies heavily on hydropower for its electricity generation, which is a clean and renewable energy source. Nepal has enormous potential for hydroelectricity and 80 per cent of its population are connected to the national grid. The Terai region has a higher electricity access rate than the Hills and Mountains. However, use of electricity for cooking remains relatively low. 

Promoting and increasing access to electricity for cooking will be achieved through a range of innovative concepts that target both households and local authorities, including bulk tendering via reverse auctioning for cost effectiveness; output-based financing for de-risking of investments and institutional capacity building of 150 Local Governments in the renewable energy sector.  Activities will include scaling up the deployment of clean cooking technologies through accelerated investment and market development, as well as installing 500,000 Electric Stoves, 490,000 Tier 3+ ICS and 10,000-biogas plants.

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Theme

Mitigation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

15 Dec 2019 - 663 days

Concept note received

15 Dec 2019

Funding proposal received

30 Dec 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

19 Jul 2021

Cleared by iTAP

14 Sep 2021

Approved

07 Oct 2021 - 62 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

07 Oct 2021

Under implementation

Completed

01 Nov 2026

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Least Developed Countries
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 21,128,224
Total GCF Financing
USD 21,128,224

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 20,958,151
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 7,065,442
Total Co-Financing
USD 28,023,593

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Accredited Entity

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (Nepal)
Mr. Nawa Raj Dhakal
Deputy Executive Director
Rana Bahadur Thapa
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National Designated Authority

Nepal
International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division, Ministry of Finance
Mr. Ishwori Prasad Aryal
Joint Secretary, International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division (IECCD), Ministry of Finance
Singhadurbar Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone 997-01-4211837
Phone 9851201396
iaryal@mof.gov.np