Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP)

Objectives


Installation of solar panels and equipment on the island of Apolima, Samoa. Photo credit: UNDP Samoa MCO.

The global environment and development goal of PIGGAREP is the reduction of the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through the removal of the barriers to the widespread and cost effective use of feasible renewable energy (RE) technologies. The specific objective of the project is the promotion of the productive use of RE to reduce GHG emission by removing the major barriers to the widespread and cost-effective use of commercially viable RE technologies (RETs). PIGGAREP consists of various activities whose outputs will contribute to the removal of the major barriers to the widespread utilization of RE technologies (RETs). This project will help the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and eight other PICs achieve the following objective and goal:

Overall Objective

This project will help the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and eight other PICs achieve the following objective: To reduce the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the PICs through the widespread and cost-effective use of RE resources, and application of feasible RE technologies.



Longterm Goal

To reduce PIC GHG emissions by at least 2 million tons by 2015. The potential for available RE resources would also be developed and used in a more effective way.

Overview
Status
Ongoing
Project Cycle
2006-2013
Budget
USD 33,208,000
Focus Area
Environment & Energy
Location
Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa
Contact at UNDP
Mina Weydahl