Global Energy Efficiency and Construction Outreach Programme (GLECOP)

GLECOP contributes to low-emission, energy-efficient and resilient development at a global scale. It supports two multilateral initiatives, the Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Programme implemented by the International Energy Agency and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. Through its support, Switzerland aims to enhance knowledge and capacities, to leverage successful practices and to strengthen policies on energy efficiency with a focus on the construction sector.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Changement climatique & environnement
Politique de l'énergie
Conservation de l'énergie & efficacité
Equipements scolaires et formation
01.12.2017 - 31.12.2021
CHF 1'900'000
Contexte Global progress towards development and poverty reduction is increasingly threatened by climate change and environmental challenges. A big proportion of energy saving potential lies in the construction sector. Energy efficient design and construction is linked to the achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It creates a direct contribution towards SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 7 (to provide affordable and clean energy) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities).
Therefore, global initiatives driving climate action towards decarbonisation of the building sector are to play a key role. Over the past years, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been supporting different projects with the goal to increase energy efficiency in the built environment. So far, these initiatives were however limited to a certain country or region. GLECOP supports two multilateral initiatives where Swiss evidence and learnings can be shared at a global level, aiming to leverage our important experience.
Objectifs The overall goal of the programme is to “contribute to low-emission development by enabling policies, strategies, plans and technologies to promote energy efficient construction and design on a global scale.” Achieving this goal will result in reduced CO2 emissions and energy demand from buildings while increasing the use of renewable energy in buildings energy demand at the same time.
Groupes cibles Direct beneficiaries are the IEA and the GABC as institution respectively alliance themselves as well as the emerging economies and developing countries associated to the E4 initiative and member countries and institutions of the GABC.
Indirect beneficiaries are the people living in these countries who can benefit from better living conditions and access to clean energy.
Effets à moyen terme

The intended impact is built on three outcomes:

  1. Enhance capacities and knowledge on energy efficiency
    Inform decision makers so they take energy efficiency (EE) aspects and latest research findings into consideration.
  2. Leverage successful practices
    Successfully transfer and scale up EE showcases to new contexts.
  3. Strengthen energy efficiency policies
    Develop, enhance and implement new national and regional policy actions.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Capacities of relevant political decision makers are enhanced.
  • Data and analysis to support policy and decision making are provided.
  • Showcased examples of energy efficient construction and design technologies, policies and practices globally to enable peer-to-peer learning.
  • Public awareness of EE policy decision makers is raised.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:   In its first phase (2014-2017), the E4 Programme has assisted the six target countries with improving data and modelling capability; increasing awareness of energy efficiency’s potential benefit to their economies; and improving the capacity to implement evidence-based policy decisions. The Programme has enhanced the global knowledge base, using new sources and information from the emerging economies. Thereby, the E4 Programme has been successful in delivering energy efficiency policy improvements and has enhanced the relationships and trust between the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the targeted emerging economies.
Since its launch in 2015, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) has grown to nearly 100 members. Today, the GABC provides a recognized platform to exchange and transfer knowledge and share innovative successful approaches. Unlike the E4 programme, the GABC is not limited to emerging economies. Members include many developing countries, as well as research and private sector representatives. The IEA is a member of the GABC.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Autre organisation internationale
Secteur privé
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Other OI
  • Secteur privé suisse
  • Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP), Low Carbon Cement Project (LCC), CapaCITIES, Energy Efficiency in Small Brick Enterprises Project in Latin America (EELA), SFOE, SECO, ASA (FDFA) and SDC (FDFA)
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   1'900'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   550'000
Phases du projet Phase 1 01.12.2017 - 31.12.2021   (Phase en cours)