Inclusive Decarbonization Activity

IDA Project

High fossil fuel dependency is main reason for air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which in relation to its gross domestic product (GDP) are nearly five times higher than in the EU.  

In its revised National Determined Contributions (NDC), BiH committed to cut GHG emissions for 33.2% by 2030, and almost 66% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, with energy sector and carbon-intensive industries at the heart of the transition towards low-carbon economy.

Inclusive Decarbonization Activity (IDA) project will support BiH in fulfilling its national climate pledge to work towards the 2050 target of carbon-neutrality (taken over by signing the Sofia Declaration on the Green Agenda for Western Balkan and with the adoption of its NDC).

IDA project objective

The project will concretely assist BiH to lay a strategic basis for a just transition towards a low-carbon economy, by reducing its high fossil fuel dependency through a just transition mechanism, with focus on leaving no one behind.

 

Project components

The IDA project seeks and explores interlinkages between gender, poverty and access to sustainable energy. It also identifies important elements specific for the context of BiH, that would need to be considered in the transition from fossil fuels to low-carbon economy, in order to ensure that it does not exacerbate inequalities, but advances equality, particularly gender equality.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH, the project will work on creating the Blueprint for BiH’s “Just Transition for all” and Just Transition strategies for three carbon-intensive industries (power, steel and cement), accompanied by capacity-building activities for stakeholders, vulnerable groups and industry. The project will also provide financing towards decarbonization of at least 20 SMEs.

Expected results

✔ Developed Blueprint for BiH’s “Just transition for all” 2020-2030;

✔ Developed just transition strategy towards low-carbon economy for carbon-intensive industries (power, steel and cement);

✔ Implemented 20 decarbonization projects to support just transition in carbon-intensive SMEs;

✔ Supported fulfilment of overall NDC target to reduce GHG emissions by 33.2% by 2030 and NDC targets for electricity generation and industry;

✔ Developed capacities for social just and inclusive transition to low-carbon economy of 20 key stakeholders and 200 representatives of vulnerable groups;

✔ Raised awareness on just transition towards low-carbon economy of more than 100,000 citizens.

IDA is part of the global Climate Promise: Leveraging NDCs to achieve net-zero emissions and climate-resilient development, in response to the climate emergency.

Duration:

2022 - 2023

Donor:

Government of Japan

Value: 

USD 1,870.076

Main partner:

Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH

Impact

START DATE

March 2022

END DATE

February 2023

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Bosnia and Herzegovina

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$789,172

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2022$31,106

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