Energy efficiency advisors for low-income households

Project description


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The most recognized way to save energy bills for households in energy poverty is the application of tips and energy efficiency measures, carried out by young and long-term unemployed persons qualified as energy efficiency advisors. The project use integrated approach with multiple benefits, as it address unemployment amongst the group of young people and long-term unemployed; it reduce energy expenses of low income households (thus contributing to resolving energy poverty issues) and it foster environment protection by reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The initiative in Croatia is based on experiences from EU project Achieve: http://www.achieve-project.eu/.

Within the pilot project, curriculum for education of adults and educational materials were developed, and approach was tested in public. In scale-up phase, UNDP will work with relevant national partners for wide implementation

Objectives

  • Reduce unemployment amongst the group of young people and long-term unemployed
  • Reduce energy expenses of low income households (thus contributing to resolving energy poverty issues)
  • Foster environment protection by reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions

Donors



2013-2014
Donor Amount
UNDP Regional Bratislava Regional Center USD 14.000,000 (pilot project)
Overview
Status
Active
Project start date
October 2013
Geographic coverage
Pozega-Slavonia County (Republic of Croatia)
Focus area
Energy and Environment
Project officer
Zoran Kordić, zoran.kordic@undp.org
Partners
Croatian Employment Service, Technical School Požega, Social Welfare Centre
Helping low-income Croatian households save money on energy
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