Policymakers and experts gather for G20 Energy Efficiency Forum in Hamburg

02 May 2017

The 2nd G20 Energy Efficiency Forum (G20 EEF) will take place today in Hamburg, Germany. Hosted by the German G20 Presidency, in cooperation with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and IPEEC, it will gather G20 and guest countries, international organisations, research institutions and business representatives to discuss how energy efficiency can be progressed globally.

The G20 EEF started in 2016 under the G20 Presidency of China. As with the last edition, this year’s forum focuses on international energy efficiency cooperation in the G20 and beyond. Many highly efficient technologies and solutions exist today, but they need to be taken up more quickly and be more widely deployed for energy efficiency to reach the level necessary to fulfil its energy and emissions savings potential. This requires building an enabling framework to facilitate their implementation, including scaling-up investment flows into energy efficiency. In sessions on industry, transport, buildings and cross-cutting approaches, key stakeholders will exchange best practices and innovative ideas on how to set up such enabling frameworks and accelerate energy efficiency deployment.

IPEEC’s Chairman, Dr. Tudor Constantinescu, will be one of the forum’s opening speakers and present the Report to the G20: 2017 Landmark Projects. Prepared by IPEEC, the new publication outlines the key projects of G20 tasks groups under the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme (EELP) – the G20’s first long-term plan for energy efficiency. The EELP was adopted by G20 Energy Ministers in June 2016 and is proof of the high importance member economies place on energy efficiency improvement.

The forum will conclude with closing remarks by Argentina - IPEEC’s newest member – on its upcoming Presidency of the G20 in 2018. It will be followed on 3-4 May in Hamburg by the final meeting of the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) under the German G20 Presidency.


To download the new report, click here.

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