The Alliance to Save Energy will hold the 11th annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) – the premier international energy efficiency conference – in Copenhagen May 21-22, 2018. EE Global brings together several hundred energy efficiency leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors across the world to drive the next generation of progress in improving energy productivity. This year’s event will have a specific focus on how to speed transfer of leading energy efficiency practices to the cities and countries of the developing world, so that uptake is accelerated towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Focused on the theme of Energy Efficiency: Innovation, Investment, Impact, EE Global 2018 is organized by the Alliance to Save Energy and the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, and supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference will be held during the Nordic Clean Energy Week, in conjunction with other events involving developing world energy efficiency and immediately before the annual Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation meetings, also in Copenhagen.
Alliance President Kateri Callahan said: “We created EE Global because we saw the need to bring energy efficiency leaders from around the world together to learn from each other’s successes and strategize for the future. Each forum is so productive because it attracts a wide range of experts and leaders who bring the latest in efficiency policy to the table. That’s what we’re looking forward to in Copenhagen.”
Mark Lister, Head of the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, said: “As an organization focused on accelerating energy efficiency globally, we are honored to organize a gathering of global leaders in this field and to accelerate energy efficiency for our developing world partners. Governments, the private sector and civil society have worked together to achieve tremendous energy savings – and we think it’s just the beginning of the progress ahead.”
Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, said: “Denmark has been a champion of energy efficiency for the past four decades – at home through energy efficiency measures and energy savings in both domestic and industrial contexts, and abroad through our development assistance and clean-tech industry. We are delighted to support the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency and this worldwide forum, where the next generation of efficiency advances will be plotted in order to contribute to sustainable energy for all”.
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Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders working to expand the economy while using less energy. Their mission is to promote energy productivity worldwide – including through energy efficiency – to achieve a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security, affordability and reliability.
Established in September 2013, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency is a joint activity of the Danish Government, the UN Environment and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The Copenhagen Centre is institutionally part of the UNEP DTU Partnership. In the context of the United Nations SEforALL initiative, the Copenhagen Centre is the thematic hub for energy efficiency with the prime responsibility to support action towards the SEforALL energy efficiency target of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.