ADMIRE is implemented through 14 projects. The projects are diverse as they vary across sector, region and country. The common goal for all projects is identification and design of scalable and commercially viable business models utilizing private sector capital and expertise done in a close collaboration with all relevant local stakeholders in order to receive funding for implementation.

1. Chile, Sustainable Schools
Proponent: Ernst Basel + Partner, Chile.
In collaboration with the private sector, banking sector and respective government institutions the project aims to create a scalable framework for financing of energy efficiency investments in all schools in Chile. The project develops several business models which are to be generalised into the framework.

Impact: reduced energy use, improved educational facilities.

2. Colombia, Efficient Cook stoves
Proponent: Fundacion Natura, Colombia.
Significant parts of the population in Colombia rely on firewood for daily cooking needs causing deforestation and forest degradation associated with the over-use of ecosystems. The project designs both a financial mechanism for end-users to purchase efficient cook stoves and business models for local entrepreneurs to manage the supply and maintenance of cook stoves all done in a close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.

Impact: reduced deforestation, health/social benefits.

3. Colombia, Panela
Proponent: Carbon Trust, UK.
The production of panela, an agricultural product from sugar canes, is often inefficient, causes deforestation and even has negative health implications. The ultimate aim of the project is to work with producers to improve efficiency in panela production. This is done through in a close collaboration of all stakeholders and by providing technical assistance to define a MRV system, the GHG abatement scenarios and importantly a design of a financial mechanism and instruments necessary to implement the EE improvements.

Impact: reduced deforestation, improved economics of panela producers, health/social benefits.

4. Peru, Cook stoves 
Proponent: Microsol S.A.S., France.
The overarching project objective is to provide access to clean cooking technologies for Peruvians in rural areas by implementing improved cook stoves. This is done through combining the ongoing, but fragmented, efforts into an integrated, inclusive and coordinated system ready to utilize local or international funding and implement the conversion at national scale.

Impact: reduced deforestation, health/social benefits.

5. Mexico, Public Buildings
Proponent: Carbon Trust, Mexico.
The project aims to create a scalable framework for the financing of energy efficiency investments in public buildings that are under the management of state governments in Mexico utilizing their existing Carbon Management Plans. The project develops through identification of several business models in collaboration with private and financial sector as well as government institutions to then be generalised into the sustainable framework. It is very similar to the one in Chile.

Impact: reduced energy use, improved facilities.

6. Indonesia, Waste in Cement Industry
Proponent: Ministry of Industry/individual consultants, Indonesia.
This project aims to work with local cement producers to switch from coal as the fuel used in cement kilns by utilization of available municipal or industrial solid waste. The project will conduct a technical analysis on different aspects of waste, as well as on the establishment of a legal and financial framework and incentives needed for implementation.

Impact: reduced GHG impact, utilization of waste.

7. Morocco, Multimodal Waste Platform 
Proponent: Transcarbon Africa Middle East, Morocco.
This project aims to implement a commercially viable franchise model for multimodal platforms for the collection, treatment, and reclamation of post-consumer and post-industrial waste in a close collaboration with private sector and financial institutions.

Impact: reduced GHG impact, utilization of waste.

8. South Africa, Solar Assisted Cooling 
Proponent: SANEDI/EScience Associates, South Africa.
This project aimed to develop an implementable programme using solar energy technologies to support a large-scale replacement of cooling and air conditioning appliances utilizing solar assisted technologies. A first step was to test the technical and economic feasibility of successfully introducing the technology. As the feasibility study revealed lacking fundamental commercial viability, the project was terminated at that stage.

Impact: reduced energy use, reduced GHG impact.

9. Cambodia, Community Forests
Proponent: Geres, France.
The project aims to develop a NAMA for production of sustainable charcoal in the country and address ongoing deforestation. Adaptation benefits are also achieved through direct economic contributions to community forest groups, and indirect benefits of restored ecosystems.

Impact: reduced deforestation, social benefits.


Climate adaptation projects:

10. Vietnam, Aquaculture
Proponent: Apheda, Vietnam.
This project aims to develop a value chain based financing model for fishermen affected by coastal typhoons, who will switch livelihoods to aquaculture to adapt their climate resilience.

Impact: climate change adaptation

11. Peru, Coffee
Proponent: Practical Action, Peru.
This project focuses on development of a NAMA on implementation of Peru's new law on land-use rights for coffee growers. The adaptation benefits include livelihood contributions and income security that are resilient to climate impacts, as the coffee farmers will implement agroforestry techniques to improve coffee yields.

Impact: reducing GHG emissions, reduced deforestation, improved yields

12. Ghana, Farmer Calendar
Proponent: VOTO Mobile, Ghana.
The project focusing on improving agriculture techniques of farmers in Ghana by providing them a mobile phone service via to text and voice messages alerting them to weather variability and good practice agricultural techniques.

Impact: improved yields, climate resilience

13. Jamaica, Aquaponics
Proponent: INMED, USA.
This project aims to develop a business and financing model for the dissemination and uptake of aquaponics technology to commercial farmers and thus allow them to reach higher yields and adapt to climate change.

Impact: improved yields, climate resilience

14. India, Disaster Risk Management
Proponent: MP Ensystems, India.
Recurring floods cause substantial losses to the businesses in Mumbai annually. This project aims to develop a sustainable model for private sector engagement in reducing these losses by identification, financing and implementation of specific commercially and technically viable measures.

Impact: reduced losses, improved resilience

24 MAY 2022