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Tajikistan: Scaling Up Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience

TONNES of CO2 Anticipated tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided


Mitigation & Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Energy generation and access
  • Health, food and water security
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Infrastructure and built environment
UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #7 Affordable and clean energy

Location & People

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Tajikistan TJK
Beneficiaries (approx.) 11,000,000

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Loan USD
  • Years to pay 40  
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • EBRD Loan USD
  • EBRD Grant USD
  • EIB Loan USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Republic of Tajikistan represented by the Ministry of Finance Tajikistan
Tajikistan: Scaling Up Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Approved April 2017 Est. implementation period 5.0 years Est. completion date 11 April 2023
Protecting Tajikstan’s hydropower from climate risks.

Hydropower provides approximately 98% of Tajikistan’s electricity. Tajikistan’s hydropower plants depend on river basins fed by glacial melt water and snowmelt. However, as the climate warms, most climate models predict significant changes in the dynamics of the Tajik precipitation patterns as well as alterations to the country’s glaciers.  The modernisation of a major hydropower facility in Tajikistan will protect it against future climate conditions. The infrastructure of Tajik hydropower facilities dates from the Soviet era and needs renewal to cope with the observed and projected impacts of climate change that is leading to increased hydrological variability. In particular, there is an urgent need to adapt older dams, especially their spillway capacities, to cope with the new climate conditions, including an increase in severe floods.

There are three key components to the project. Best international practices will be adopted, and Tajik hydropower operators trained, to assess and manage climate risks. Institutional capacities and structures for effective transboundary management of hydropower cascades will be developed, within the context of transboundary cooperation and agreements in the region. Finally, climate resilience measures will be integrated into the hydropower facility, including structural rehabilitation to optimize its resilience to climate change.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 40 years.
Document title
Published date
ESS report FP040 - EBRD - Tajikistan 16 Mar 2017
Approved funding proposal FP040 - EBRD - Tajikistan 24 Apr 2017
Gender action plan FP040 - EBRD - Tajikistan 28 Jun 2017
Gender assessment FP040 - EBRD - Tajikistan 28 Jun 2017
Accredited Entity
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Mr. Alexis Franke Tel: +44 20 7338 6004 Mr. Jan-Willem Van de Ven Tel: +44 20 7338 7821
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