This project was the first project in the World Bank to be funded by the GEF's Climate Change program. It was also the first to concentrate on improving productive uses of renewable energy in order to catalyze the use of carbon neutral energy sources. Despite its success, it remains one of the very few examples of Bank projects that have intended to promote the use of renewable energy for productive uses . The GEF contribution was essential for the project to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions as, without this incremental contribution, the project would simply have promoted productive uses in agriculture through using conventional energy sources.
Sustainable community development
Latin America and Caribbean
Implementation Completion Report