United Nations Forum on Energy Efficiency and Energy Security for Sustainable Development: Taking Collaborative Action on Climate Change
17 Dec 2007 - 18 Dec 2007
Seoul, Republic of Korea
The need to provide adequate, sustainable, and environmentally sound supplies of energy to fuel global economic growth has created an imperative for greater international cooperation to increase efficiencies in energy production and use. Strategies that emphasize energy efficiency can offer not only economic advantages but also social and environmental co-benefits. Local, national, regional and global policies that promote investments in energy efficiency can make significant contributions to providing energy for sustainable development and avoiding dangerous interference in the climate system.
Many energy efficient technologies and processes are available in different economic sectors, including power generation, industries and manufacturing, construction and buildings, household electrical appliances, as well as in transportation systems. However, international information sharing on energy efficient technologies and on national policies to effectively promote their dissemination and application has remained comparatively limited.
Against this backdrop, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI) and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) have co-organized the international expert group meeting which provided a platform for wider information and experience sharing, in particular among participants from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The meeting has brought together government officials, experts from energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation centers, environmental experts, international organizations, financial institutions and representatives from industry and other stakeholders.
Statements & Presentations
Number of statements/presentations: 33
Session I: Realizing Energy Efficiency in Industry: Policies and Cooperation Potentials
Session II: Promoting Energy Efficient and Low Emissions Buildings, Urban Planning and Architecture
Session III: Public Benefit Campaigns for Energy Efficiency
Jing Hui, WWF China 1
Energy Efficiency Campaigns in China
NB: Presentation submitted; expert not able to attend.
Session IV: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Lighting and Appliances
Session V: Perspectives for Greater Energy Efficiency in Transport
Session VI: Roundtable Discussion on Perspectives for North-South and South-South Cooperation in Energy Efficiency
Session VII: Plenary Roundtable on Energy Efficiency, Energy Security and Climate Change Mitigation: Perspectives for Regional Cooperation