Uzbekistan is taking active steps to develop the construction of energy-efficient housing
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Climate change and carbon footprint reduction are among the most wide-spread topics of discussion in the world. There are many ways to address these global challenges at different layers raging from individual and state. Improving buildings and houses are some of those ways.
Uzbekistan is taking measures to develop the construction of energy-efficient housing starting from rural areas.
According to the Decree of the President of Uzbekistan dated November 14, 2018, starting from January 1, 2020 housing facilities should be equipped with energy-efficient and energy-saving building materials.
This document stimulated the joint project of the Ministry of Construction of Uzbekistan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Fund (GEF).
Within it, in 2019 a number of business trainings for bank workers specializing on “green mortgage” were organized in 12 regions of the country. Assistance was provided in the construction of 800 one-story 3-bedroom energy-efficient and low-carbon houses in the Ferghana, Samarkand, Bukhara, Surkhandarya and Khorezm regions.
3 200 people gained access to “green mortgage”.
In 2020, the joint project will continue to work in the construction of energy-efficient and low-carbon rural housing in another 5 regions of the country.