The overall objective is to assist developing countries and selected cities to accelerate their transition to lower-carbon and climate resilient societies through promoting DES for the global GEF project “Increasing Investments in District Energy Systems in Cities – a SE4All Energy Efficiency Accelerator” and to support increase in the energy efficiency of DH operations in the City of Banja Luka, leading to reduction in the use of procurement of crude oil, helping the city reduce heat and financial losses while encouraging the local economy and creating possibilities for local job development.

The specific objectives are to conduct desk assessments and analysis of the local DH demands based on collected data obtained through other implemented activities within the DES initiative in the cities in four selected countries – China, India, Serbia and Chile, and to conduct data collection and analysis for developing short term recommendations for DH system improvements in Banja Luka.