International Cooperation on Energy Efficiency: Working together for a Low-carbon Economy

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 28 May 2008

This conference, organised in close cooperation with the International Energy Agency and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, was the first step in a dialogue between governments, industry and other stakeholders to accelerate progress with energy efficiency as the core of an effective response to climate change. It was also a strengthening of the cooperation between international organisations acting on energy efficiency.

The Conference agreed to a set of recommendations, which the three organising institutions - the Energy Charter Secretariat, IEA and UNECE - agreed to consider in their relevant forums and develop appropriate next steps. These next steps will ensure a move from wide agreement on the need for action, to concrete steps to progress, based on priorities identified at the Conference.

   

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The background paper for this conference is available here.
  

Programme and Presentations

 
WELCOME AND OPENING STATEMENTS

Marek Belka
Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
(speech, 0.5Mb)

André Mernier
Secretary General, Energy Charter Secretariat
(speech, 0.02Mb)

Walter Steinmann
State Secretary Energy, Switzerland
(speech, 0.01Mb, in French)

Didier Houssin
Director, Oil Markets and Emergency Preparedness, International Energy Agency
(speech, 0.03Mb)
  
 

KEY NOTE ADDRESS: ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND GLOBAL ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Brice Lalonde (slides, 1.2Mb)
French Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations
 
 

SESSION ONE: THE DRIVERS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ITS ROLE IN A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY

Chaired by Takekazu Kawamura, Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference

An international climate change regime: where does energy efficiency fit? (slides, 0.6Mb)
Vitaly Matsarski
Coordinator, Reporting Data & Analysis Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat

Energy efficiency for energy security (slides, 0.02Mb)
Daojiong Zha
Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

Energy efficiency past performance and future potential (slides, 0.5Mb)
Richard Bradley
Head, Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, International Energy Agency
 
 

SESSION TWO: NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON IMPLEMENTATION - WHAT CAN GOVERNMENTS AND INDUSTRY DO?

Chaired by Jean-Christophe Füeg, Chairman, Committee on Sustainable Energy, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Making Energy Efficiency work in Australia (slides, 0.8Mb)
Anne Pellegrino
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency Branch, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

Making Energy Efficiency Work in Europe (slides, 0.3Mb)
Fabrizio Barbaso
Deputy Director General for Energy, European Commission, DG-TREN

Making Energy Efficiency Work in Russia (slides, 0.5Mb)
Sergei Mikhailov
Director, Department of State Energy Policy, Ministry of Industry and Energy
(speech delivered by Mikhail Soloviev, Head of Division, Ministry of Industry and Energy)

Making Energy Efficiency Work in Japan (slides, 0.8Mb)
Takeshi Miki
Director, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Division, METI

Making Energy Efficiency Work in India (slides, 0.2Mb)
Vaidhyanathan Raghuraman
Head, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Confederation of Indian Industry
 
 

SESSION THREE: SECTORAL PERSPECTIVES ON IMPLEMENTATION - WHAT CAN GOVERNMENTS AND INDUSTRY DO?

Chaired by Richard Bradley, Head, Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, International Energy Agency

Making Energy Efficiency Work for Large Industries (slides, 1.1Mb)
Russell Mills
Director, Climate Change and Energy Policy, Dow Chemicals

Making Energy Efficiency Work for Household Appliances (slides, 0.08Mb)
Luigi Meli
General Director, European Committee of Manufacturers of Domestic Equipment

Making Energy Efficiency work in Transport (slides, 1.5Mb)
Willie Tomboy
Director, Environmental Affairs, Toyota Europe

Making Energy Efficiency Work for Energy Suppliers (slides, 0.9Mb)
Carlo Luzzatto
Director, Marketing and Business Development, Ansaldo Energia

Making Energy Efficiency Work for the Gas Industry and Consumers (slides, 0.7Mb)
Alexander Karasevich
Director General, Promgaz
 
 

SESSION FOUR: COMMON THEMES FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Discussion, questions and answers with speakers from Sessions Two and Three.  
 
 

CONCLUDING PANEL DISCUSSION: THE BENEFITS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY - THE WAY FORWARD

Chaired by Frederic Romig, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Moderated by Dario Chello, Director, Energy Efficiency and Investment Directorate, Energy Charter Secretariat

Panelists:

Jean-Christophe Füeg, Energy Charter PEEREA Working Group

Richard Bradley, Head of Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, International Energy Agency

Fabrizio Barbaso, Deputy Director General for Energy, European Commission

Zdravko Genchev, Vice-Chairman, UNECE EE21 Steering Committee