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The Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 18-21 October 2016. It has been jointly organized by the Government of Azerbaijan, the United Nations Regional Commissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2), and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Seventh Forum combined a high-level session with plenary sessions, parallel workshops and site visits over four days. The Forum assembled over 500 international energy experts, government officials, and representatives from the business community, financial sector, academia and civil society to share perspectives on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other aspirational pledges such as the Paris Agreement on climate change can be implemented. It also included an International Renewable Energy Conference and the annual sessions of the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy and Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency for the first time.

The objective of the Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development was to explore how to deliver on the national commitments, such as the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs, which would then become NDCs) in support of achieving the climate change mitigation and adaptation goals outlined in the Paris Agreement, including investment in renewable energy as a means of reducing the carbon intensity of the energy sector. The potential solutions to be agreed at an Energy Ministerial at the outset of the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 11 June 2017, as a major stepping stone in the history of this international fora process, was also discussed in the frame of Baku Forum.

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Concept Note of the Seventh International ForumPDFPDF
Statement of Common Action Sixth International Forum (2015)PDFPDF
Joint Statement Fifth International Forum (2014)PDFPDF
Documents of the 3rd Session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency
18-19 October 2016
Documents of the 3rd Session Group of Experts on Renewable Energy
20-21 October 2016
Pathways to sustainable energy
ECE/ENERGY/2016/7
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Draft outcome document of the Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development
ECE/ENERGY/2016/8
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Concept note and draft outcome document of the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development and Energy Ministerial
ECE/ENERGY/2016/9
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Logistical NotePDF
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Provisional Agenda of the Forum as of 15 October 2016PDFPDF
Workshop on Challenges and Prospects for Regional Electricity Cooperation and Trade in Central Asia and the Caucasus
18 October 14:00-18:00; 19 October 9:00-18:00
Co-organizers: ESCAP and EPC CIS
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Workshop Promoting Energy Efficiency in Azerbaijan and Other Countries of the Region
(in the framework of the 3rd session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency)
19 October 2016, 9:00-12:15
Co-organizers: UNDP, GEF and UNECE
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Experience in the Europe & CIS Region with Clean Energy -UNDP, GEF and UNECE
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Workshop Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform and Progress in Accelerating Industrial Energy Efficiency
(in the framework of the 3rd session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency)
19 October 2016, 14:00-17:15
Co-organizers: UNIDO, C2E2 and UNECE
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Regional Seminar on Enabling Policies to Promote Financing Renewable Energy Investments
19 October, 9:00-18:00
Concluding Session (in the framework of the third session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy): 20 October 2016, 11:45-13:00
Co-organizers: ESCWA and UNECE

Information Note
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Agenda
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20th session of the SPECA Thematic Working Group on Water, Energy and Environment
20 October, 14:00-18:00; 21 October, 9:00-13:00
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Central Asia Regional Consultation Meeting
(in the framework of  the Third session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy)
20 October, 14:00-18:00
Co-organizers: IRENA/UNECE
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Pathways to Sustainable Energy: National approaches to a global challenge
Room TBC, Marriot Hotel, Baku
21 October 2016, 09.00-13.00
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The Interplay between Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels: the Post-Paris agenda
(in the framework of the Third session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy)
21 October, 10:00-11:15
Co-organizers: ESCWA/UNECE
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Workshop on the Role of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in Renewable Energy Planning (UNECE)
(in the framework of  the Third session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy)
21 October, 14:00-15:45
Agenda
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Concept Paper
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Opening of the Forum (Yotube)
18-19 UNECE Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency, 3rd session      
18 Workshop on data quality and interpretation in the context of the Global Tracking Framework      
18-19 Workshop on Challenges and Prospects for Regional Electricity Cooperation and Trade in Central Asia and the Caucasus      
19 Workshop Promoting Energy Efficiency in Azerbaijan and Other Countries of the Region
(in the framework of the 3rd session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency)
     
19 Workshop Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform and Progress in Accelerating Industrial Energy Efficiency
(in the framework of the 3rd session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency)
     
19-20 Regional Seminar on Enabling Policies to Promote Financing Renewable Energy Investments
Concluding Session (in the framework of the third session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy)
     
20 UN SPECA Thematic Working Group on Energy, Water and Environment (UNECE/ESCAP), 20th session      
20-21 UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy, 3rd Session      
20 Central Asia Regional Consultation Meeting
(in the framework of Third Session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy)
     
21 The Interplay between Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels: the Post-Paris agenda
(in the framework of the Third session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy)
     
21 Workshop on the Role of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in Renewable Energy Planning (UNECE)
(in the framework of the Third session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy)
     
21 Pathways to Sustainable Energy: National approaches to a global challenge      
Workshop on data quality and interpretation in the context of the Global Tracking Framework
18 October 
  Vivien Foster, The World Bank      
  Alejandro Moreno, Energy Specialist, The World Bank  PDF    
  Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE      
  Radia Sedaoui, Chief, Energy Section, Sustainable Development Policies Division, UN ESCWA      
  Hongpeng Liu, Officer-in-Charge, Environment and Development Division, UN ESCAP      
  Manlio Coviello, Chief, Natural Resources and Energy Unit, UN ECLAC      
  Soteri Gatera, Chief, Industrialisation and Infrastructure Section, Regional Integration and Trade Division, UN ECA      
  Olga Dovnar, Deputy Chairperson, National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus  PDF    
  Gogita Todradze, Deputy Executive Director, National Statistics of Georgia  PDF    
  Joseph El Assad, Advisor, Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanon      
  Mohamed Shaheen, Division Head, Central Bureau of Statistics, Palestine  PDF    
  Eltag Musa, General Director, Central Bureau of Statistics, Sudan      
Workshop on Challenges and Prospects for Regional Electricity Cooperation and Trade in Central Asia and the Caucasus
ESCAP and EPC CIS, 18-19 October   
 

Session 1: Presentations by the nominated experts and representatives of power sector companies

     
  R. Babakhodjaev and R. Zahidov (Uzbekistan), Uzbekistan     PDF

Kamila Rahimova, Ministry of Energy, Azerbaijan
  Igor Kozhukhovskiy, Russian Energy Agency, Russian Federation PDF    
  Oleg Klinkov, “FGC UES” OJSC, Russian Federation     PDF
  Wais Aria, Ministry of Energy and Water, Afghanistan PDF    
  Hai Wan, National Energy Administration, P.R. China PDF    
  Mahfooz Bhatti, Ministry of Water and Power, Pakistan PDF    
  E. Alpysbekova, Kazakhstan     PDF
  S. Kholmuhamadzoda, Tajikistan PDF    
  T. Baigaziev and J. Imankulova, "National Energy Holding Company" OJSC, Kyrgyzstan     PDF
  X. Aliev, G. Hamidov and A. Mamadzade, Azeris, Azerbaijan     PDF
  Session 2: Presentations by international organizations and financial institutions      
  Johan Berge, Secretary General, EURELECTRIC PDF    
  Igor Litvinyuk, Energy Division, ESCAP      
  Viktor Badaker, Sustainable Energy Division UNECE      
  Iurii Lyskov, Executive Committee, EPC CIS      
  Representative of Eurasian Economic Commission      
  Junxia Li, One Belt One Road Initiative PDF    
  Chen Chen, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) PDF    
  Evgenii Shago, Eurasian Development Bank PDF    
  Kanat Botbaev, International Energy Charter PDF    
  Session 3: Round table discussion: Will common energy market emerge in Central Asia and the Caucasus?      
  1. Round table 1: Development of common energy market for Central Asia and the Caucasus: required conditions, proposed market architecture and trade mechanisms, obstacles towards their implementation, and means of facilitation of cross-border trade
Moderator/Keynote Speaker: Mr. Sergey Tulinov, Energy Division, ESCAP
     
  2. Round table 2: How can renewable energy (including hydropower resources) contribute to energy security improvement and facilitate trans-boundary electricity cooperation in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus?
Moderator/Keynote speaker: Mr. German Trofimov, Kazakhstan
     
  Speakers from countries, international organizations and financial institutions, power grid operators, institutions and academia and energy experts      
Regional Seminar on Enabling Policies to Promote Financing Renewable Energy Investments
UN ESCWA/UNECE, 19 October   
  Viktor Badaker, UNECE and Mongi Bida, UN ESCWA  PDF    
  Dhamir Mannai, Former Member of the Parliament of Tunisia, Parliamentary Advisor / Regional Director, Africa and Middle East - Climate Parliament      
  Toufic Mezher, ESCWA Consultant for UAE  PDF    
  Mostefa Ouki, Vice President Energy & Chemicals, Nexant, United Kingdom      
  Ibrahim Abdel Gelil, KAPSARC Visiting Fellow      
  Jamel Jaber, ESCWA Consultant for Jordan Case Study  PDF    
  Joseph Al Assad, ESCWA Consultant for Lebanon Case Study  PDF    
  Aurore Feghaly, General Director of Oil, Ministry of Energy & Water, Lebanon      
  Mohammed El Dabbas, Ministers Advisor for Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan      
  Taoufik Laabi, ESCWA Consultant, Morocco Case Study  PDF    
  Mohamed El Haouari, Director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, National Agency for Development of RE & EE (ADEREE), Morocco      
  Salaheldin Hassabelgabo Abdelrazig Ibrahim, Director, Department of Nuclear & Renewable Energy, Ministry of Water Resources & Electricity, Sudan      
  Jianrong Wang, Deputy Marketing Director of International Department, China Power Engineering Consulting Group Co. Ltd.      
YI Yuechun, Deputy Director-General, CREEI, RE Development and Investment Experience of China: An Introduction PDF
Marita Arabidze,Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Division, Ministry of Energy of Georgia, Case Study of Georgia PDF
Milan Ristanovic and Miloš Banjac, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Serbia Case Study PDF
Maja Matejić, UNDP Serbia, UNDP/GEF PROJECT: „REDUCING BARRIERS TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BIOMASS MARKET IN SERBIA PDF
Roman Podolets, Head of Department of Energy Sector Development and forecasting Institute for Economics and Forecasting, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: Biogas, Ukraine PDF
Kostiantyn Gura, Ukraine, Renewable Energy: Status, Opportunities and Perspectives in Ukraine PDF
Energy Efficiency and Renewable  Energy: Status, Opportunities and Perspectives in Ukraine PDF
UN SPECA Thematic Working Group on Energy, Water and Environment (UNECE/ESCAP), 20th session
20 October  
  Viktor Badaker, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE PDF    
  Annuka Lipponen, Environment Division, UNECE PDF    
  Mergen Yusupov, State Committee on Environment Protection and Land Resources, Turkmenistan     PDF
  Georgios Avgerinopoulos, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden PDF    
  Sergey Tulinov,Environment and Development Division, ESCAP PDF    
Pathways to Sustainable Energy: National approaches to a global challenge
21 October  
  Introduction, UNECE Secretariat PDF    
  Speakers and Group Discussions, UNECE Secretariat PDF    
  Jamil Malikov, Deputy Chairman Parvin Mammadzadeh, Economic Adviser, Azerbaijan PDF    
  Mohammed Abdel Fattah Mofleh Al Dabbas, Ministers Advisor for Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan PDF    
  Sergiu Robu, Energy planning expert, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Institute of Energy, Republic of Moldova PDF    
  Matija Vajdic, Senior Engineer, Department for Renewable Energy Sources and Energy, Efficiency, Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar, Croatia PDF    

 

 


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Baku call for action to achieve energy-related Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to the Paris Climate Agreement
Adopted at the 7th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, Baku, Azerbaijan
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Report of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency on its third sessionPDF
Report of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy on its third sessionPDF
Recommendations of the UN SPECA Thematic Working Group on Energy, Water and Environment, 20th sessionPDFPDF
Forum SummaryPDF