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

Opening Session
Keynote Speakers
Barry Worthington, United States Energy Association
Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Energy Security for Sustainable Development
Han Seung-soo, Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea and Special Envoy on Climate Change of the UN Secretary-General
Beyond Bali: Perspectives for Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development
Rob P. Kool, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE)
Realizing the Potential of Energy Efficiency: Overcoming Barriers – A European Perspective
Steven Nadel, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Realizing the Potential of Energy Efficiency: Overcoming Barriers – An American Perspective
Session I: Realizing Energy Efficiency in Industry: Policies and Cooperation Potentials
Bai Quan, Energy Efficiency Center (ERI, NDRC), China
Promotion of Energy Efficiency in China
K.K.Chakarvarti, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India
Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Industries: Policies and Experiences in India
Lee Jusu, Korea Investment Trust Management Company (KITMC)
Korea Carbon Fund for Energy Efficiency
Paul Kirai, Kenya Association of Manufacturers
Promotion of Energy Efficiency in industries: Experiences from Kenya
Yoo Seung –jick, Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI)
Industrial Energy Efficiency Promotion Policies in the Republic of Korea
Session II: Promoting Energy Efficient and Low Emissions Buildings, Urban Planning and Architecture
Josie Close, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
Energy Efficient and Sustainable Architecture
Kathryn Janda, University of Oxford
Overview on Policy Options for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Le Hoang Viet, ENERTEAM, Viet Nam
Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Hotel Industry
Petar Kambarov, EnEFFECT, Bulgaria
Energy Efficiency in Economies in Transition: The Role of Municipalities
Special Lecture
Park Hi-Chun, Inha University, Republic of Korea
Realizing the Potential of Energy Efficiency: Targets, Policies and Measures for G8 Countries – Summary of a UN Foundation Supported Study
Session III: Public Benefit Campaigns for Energy Efficiency
Anne Arquit Niederberger, Policy Solutions, USA/Switzerland
“TopTen” Campaign in Europe: Promoting Consumer Awareness and Preferences for Energy Efficiency
Arnaldo Santos, GDSE, Macao, S.A.R. China
China Public Benefit Campaigns for Energy Efficiency in Macao
Dharinee Jotikasthira, Consultant and Tanongsak Wongla, Ministry of Energy, Thailand
“Divide-by-2” Energy Efficiency Campaigns in Thailand
Jing Hui, WWF China 1
Energy Efficiency Campaigns in China
NB: Presentation submitted; expert not able to attend.
Kim Kyung-hee, Consultant
Overview on Public Benefit Campaigns to Promote Energy Efficiency
Session IV: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Lighting and Appliances
Kim Yung-rae, Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO)
Policies for Reduction of Stand-by Electricity Consumption
Rumai Chen, Shanghai Energy Conservation Supervision Center
Promoting Energy Efficiency Standards in China
Sommai Phon-Amnuaisuk, IIEC, Thailand
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards: Issues and Co-operation Potentials
Session V: Perspectives for Greater Energy Efficiency in Transport
Astrid Martinez Ortiz, Empresa de Energia de Bogota, Colombia
Sustainable Urban Public Transport in Developing Countries: The Experience of Columbia
Jo Jun-haeng, The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
Transportation Policies for Reducing GHG Emissions in the Republic of Korea
Johnny Nahui Ortiz, CENERGIA, Peru
Experiences in Peru with Conversion of Vehicles from Gasoline to Natural Gas
Special Keynote
Session VI: Roundtable Discussion on Perspectives for North-South and South-South Cooperation in Energy Efficiency
Anne Arquit Niederberger, Policy Solutions, USA/Switzerland
UN Forum Follow-Up: Draft Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
Mentor Poveda, Organization Latino-Americana de Energia – OLADE, Ecuador
Energy Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sergey Surnin, Agency for Rational Energy Use and Ecology, Ukraine
Energy Efficiency Experts’ Collaboration: A View from Ukraine
Session VII: Plenary Roundtable on Energy Efficiency, Energy Security and Climate Change Mitigation: Perspectives for Regional Cooperation
Andrey Shastitko, Foundation “Bureau of Economic Analysis”, Russian Federation
Cooperation on Energy Efficiency and Energy Security: Perspectives from the Russian Federation
Birles Aliyarov, Institute of Energy Study, Kazakhstan
Kazakh Perspectives for Energy Cooperation: Building the “Energy Silk Road“
Pranesh C. Saha, Energy Resources Section
Energy Security and Sustainable Development: Asia-Pacific Perspectives
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