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Addressing Barriers to improve Energy Efficiency



Overcoming Barriers to Investing in Energy Efficiency

This publication presents the outcome of a survey among the energy efficiency practitioners on the challenges and solutions for overcoming barriers to energy efficiency investments. Read More

Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency Standard - Second Edition
Meilleures pratiques pour promouvoir l'éfficacité Energétique - Deuxième édition

This is the second edition of the Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency publication prepared in the Framework of the United Nations Development Account project "Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development". Read More


Peer learning round table Improving the efficiency of the energy system (1 March 2018, Geneva)

This round table is held in the framework of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (1-2 March 2018).

It facilitated peer learning and practical exchange of experiences and best practices for implementing the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) follows up on and reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region.

  SDG 7 Sustainable Energy

Improving the efficiency of the energy system

  • What are countries doing to overcome barriers to improving energy efficiency?
  • What approaches have been effective in accelerating investments in energy efficiency?
  • What is being done to improve energy efficiency in industry?
  • What steps are countries taking to improve energy performance of buildings?
Case studies
UkraineUkraine: Improving Energy Efficiency – Launch of the State Program on Energy Efficiency
SerbiaEstablishment and operation of the Budgetary Fund for Energy Efficiency
The former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaRaising awareness for energy consumption through a marketing campaign “Energy Mathematics”
GermanyApplying industrial waste heat to supply new city district in Hamburg