EMAK was established in 2009 as a forum for discussing policy issues related to energy management and sharing the best practices of each country, region and industry. It is based around two networks:

  • a network of policy‑makers responsible for promoting best practice policies for energy management; and
  • a network of industry stakeholders focused on real-world applications of energy management systems.

EMAK contributes to work under the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme.

Why does industry matter for energy efficiency?


Leading members: Japan.
Participants: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Recent developments

Since 2009, EMAK has organised numerous workshops and webinars for the purpose of sharing experiences on the design and implementation of energy efficiency policies and programmes among numerous policy makers and energy managers. Building on this existing work, recent EMAK activities have centred on continuing the workshop series to bring together participants from central and local governments, the industrial sector, private banks and government institutions. Hosted by Japan, the workshops have served as important interfaces for stakeholders, especially policy makers and industry practitioners responsible for energy management in their current operations. 

In 2017, EMAK: 

  • Held the 8th EMAK Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia, in February to explore the topic of energy management best practices and award programmes. The event was co-hosted by the Government of Japan and the ASEAN Center for Energy, with the support of Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. 90 participants convened to exchange best practices and learn how award programmes can support the uptake of energy management systems in the industry and buildings sectors.

  • Published a report on the workshops’ main fndings in April. Among other conclusions, the report outlines key elements for designing and implementing award schemes and is a valuable resource for policy makers looking to develop their own award programmes.

  • Released a two-page digest of workshop recommendations to help communicate outcomes to policy makers and other stakeholders. The fact sheet was distributed to representatives of IPEEC member governments at the 17th meeting of the IPEEC Executive Committee in September in Paris, France.

To download the report of the latest EMAK workshop, click here.
For information on previous EMAK workshops, click here.

The latest publications for this task group can be found on the Publications page.

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