Kabul Green Homes

Scaling up green homes in Kabul, towards sustainable energy consumption and low emission development

Afghanistan is the 15th most vulnerable country in terms of climate change vulnerability (German Watch Global Climate Risk). Afghanistan experiences cold and snowy winters with extreme temperature variations between night to day, reaching -20°C in winter in Kabul. However, much of the country is characterised by 300 days of sunshine yearly, meaning energy efficient houses that reduce heat losses in winter and improve sun gain are well adapted to the Afghan climate. Despite this high solar energy potential, Afghans rely on traditional solid fuels (firewood, animal dung cakes, crop residues and charcoal for cooking and heating).

The project aims to contribute to the Afghanistan National Development Strategy's main pillars, particularly on poverty reduction through a private-sector, market-led approach. The project seeks to tackle the lack of access to finance for green consumption, to strengthen the emerging Energy Saving Solutions (ESS) value chain and engage networks of stakeholders.

Duration: 1/2016 - 6/2019

Total budget: EUR 2,007,990 (EU Contribution: 90%)


Mrs. Laurence Tommasino
Group for Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES)
2 Cours Foch
13400 Aubagne

Tel: +33-442-18-31-83


Group for Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES) Group for Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES)
As lead partner, GERES is responsible for the overall project management and implementation.
Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA) Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA)
AMA facilitates the access to home improvement loans to offer a sustainable financing solution for energy saving solutions (ESS).
Rural Movement Organisation (RMO) Rural Movement Organisation (RMO)
RMO provides vocational trainings for SMEs in artisan sector and support of emerging associations.