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Germany's G20 leadership could expand international cooperation on vehicle efficiency

17 May 2017

Since Germany began its G20 presidency last December, the German leadership has made it clear that the energy sector is a top priority for 2017. The new Sustainability Working Group (SWG) has convened three times—in December, March, and May. The activities of the SWG are expected to result in an Action Plan for Climate and Energy for Growth, to be presented for consideration at the next G20 Summit in Hamburg on 7–8 July.

Clean energy in the limelight: Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue & 2nd meeting of the ...

31 Mar 2017

The annual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue was at its most international and active ever, with over 2000 high-level participants from 93 countries attending the conference and over 3000 people following the live stream.

Building action through cooperation: IPEEC's Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group

31 Mar 2017

It is hard to overstate the importance of the buildings sector towards efforts to save energy. Buildings are responsible for over 30% of global final energy consumption and will account for even more as populations grow and developing countries obtain more purchasing power, with an estimated 50% rise in building energy demand by 2050.

Developing countries and energy efficiency potential: Strategies for low-carbon ...

31 Mar 2017

The energy sector currently contributes more than two-thirds of total global GHG emissions. The transformation of the global energy system must be at the heart of climate action, and energy efficiency can play a significant role to this end.