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Fourth International Forum: Energy for Sustainable Development

17 - 19 September 2013

Tbilisi, Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Outcome of the Third International Forum: Energy for Sustainable Development and preparations for the Fourth International Forum:Energy for Sustainable Development

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Information notice

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Agenda of the Fourth International Forum

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Presentation

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Day 1 - 17 September 2013
Opening Session: Welcoming Statements and introduction to the Round Table Topic

Mr. Kakhaber Kaladze, Minister of Energy, Vice Prime Minister, Georgia

Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Vice Prime Minister, Georgia

Mr. Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE

Mr. Nikolay Pomoshchnikov, Head, Subregional Office for North and Central Asia, ESCAP

Ms. Inita Paulovica, Acting Resident Representative, UNDP Georgia

Plenary Session 1: High-Level Round Table
Achieving sustainable energy development through policy reforms and international cooperation

Ms. Ruzan Alaverdyan, Deputy Minister of Urban Development, Armenia

Mr. Siarhei Siamashka, Vice Chairman of the State Committee on Standardization, Director of the Department for Energy Efficiency Belarus

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Mr. Raimbek Mamyrov, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry, Kyrgyzstan

Mr. Haydar Kholov, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry, Tajikistan

Mr. Alexander Braginskiy, Adviser to the President of Kazakhstan

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Mr. Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe

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Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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Plenary Session 2: Energy efficiency in the housing sector

International frameworks and programmes: how do they support government's efforts to promote energy efficiency in the residential sector

Ms. Gulnara Roll, Head of the Housing and Land Management Unit, UNECE

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Ms. Khatuna Sichinava, Key Expert, Covenant of Mayors Regional Office

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Mr. Grzegorz Gajda, Project Manager, International Finance Corporation "Unlocing energy efficiency potential of multi-family buildings"

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Ms. Angelica Afanador, UNEP en.lighten initiative

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Presentation of the UNECE - UN-Habitant - City of Vienna joint report "Good practices for energy-efficiency housing in the UNECE Region"

Mr. Sergey Sivaev, Director of the Municipal Economy Department, The Institute for Urban Economics, Russian Federation "Good practices for energy-efficient housing in the UNECE Region: key messages"

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Ms. Marit Otsing, Chairwoman of the Board, Estonian Union of Cooperative Housing Associations, Estonia

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Ms. Jaroslava Zapletalova, Chairwoman of the Housing Institute, Slovakia

Mr. Alexander Belyi, UNDP-Kazkahstan

Mr. Marc Lutz, Consultant, MLTC

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Plenary Session 3 : Investments in energy efficiency and clearner energy projects in the context of climate change mitigation and sustainable development

Keynote presentations:

Mr. Sergey Katyshev, Chairman of the Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (PEEREA) Group, Energy Charter: Role of Governments in market formation for cleaner energy development

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Mr. Robert Tromop, International Energy Agency (by video): Energy efficiency opportunities for the UN Sustainable Enery for All Imperative

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Mr. Mark Hopkins, UN Foundation: Energy Efficiency Financing and the Electric Utility Industry

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Panellists:

Ms. Jas Singh, Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist, Energy Unit, Sustainable Development Department, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank

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Ms. Elena Shonya, Deputy Manager, Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Sustainable Energy Finance, International Finance Corporation

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Ms. Aigul Absametova, Senior Specialist, Strategic Analysis and Monitoring Unit, Research and Strategy Department, Eurasian Development Bank

Mr. Sergey Tulinov, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Security and Water Resources Section, ESCAP

Mr. Yuriy Rymashevskiy, Deputy Head of the Department of Energy, Eurasina Economic Commission

Ms. Angelica Afanador, UNEP en.lighten initiative

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Mr. Yury Shulgin, General Director, Mezhregionsoyuzenergo

Mr. Deltcho Vitchev, Director, Renaissance Finance International

Mr. Markus van der Burg, Managing Director, Conning Asset Management Limited

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Day 2 - 18 September 2013
Workshop 1: Policies and Legislation to Promote Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies in the Caucasus region

Ms. Maria Semenova, ESCAP: Database of policies and regulations on sustainable use of energy and renewable energy sources in countries of North and Central Asia

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Mr. Hrachik Tsughunyan, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Armenia

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Mr. Asaf Rzayev, Ministry of Industry and Energy, Azerbaijan: Development of Electric Power Industry in Azerbaijan

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Mr. Andrei Minekov, State Department on Energy Efficiency, Belarus

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Ms. Liza Tavdumadze, Ministry of Energy, Georgia: Investment Opportunities in Energy Sector of Georgia

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Mr. Mihail Lupu, Energy Efficiency Agency, Republic of Moldova

Ms. Kateryna Stavnichuk, State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings, Ukraine: Policy and Legislation to Promote Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Energy Technologies in Ukraine

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Mr. Roman Podolets, Institute of Economics and Forecasts, Ukraine

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Workshop 2: A Road Map to Energy Efficient Residential Sector

Welcome and introduction from the Government of Georgia: Mr. Mikheil Janelidze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia

Objectives and expected outcomes of the workshop:
Ms. Doris Andoni, Senior Housing Expert, Housing and Land Management Unit, UNECE

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Panel Discussion 1: Legislative and regulatory framework for energy efficient housing

Mr.Borko Raicevic, Energy Efficiency and Renewables Expert, Energy Community Secretariat, Austria: Legal reform for energy efficiency

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Ms. Elina Rodina, UNDP Kyrgyzstan: the results of and obstacles in promoting energy efficiency of buildings in Kyrgyzstan

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Mr. David Gigineishvili, Head of Spatial Planning and Construction Policy Department, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia

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Mr. Gheorghe Croitoru, Head of Technical Economic Regulations department, Ministry of Regional Development and Construction, Republic of Moldova: The elaboration of the law on the energy efficiency of buildings in Moldova

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Panel discussion 2: Financing for energy efficient housing

Ms. Karine Melikidze, Director, Sustainable Development and Policy (SDAP) Centre

Mr. Grzegorz Gajda, Project Manager, International Financial Corporation: Requirements for successful multi-family residential energy efficiency financing

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Mr. Marc Lutz, Consultant, MLTC: Public policies to attract investment in energy efficient housing

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Mr. Alexandr Belyi, UNDP Project Manager, Kazakhstan: Promotion of energy efficiency in residential and public buildings

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Panel Discussion 3: Housing Management to Promote Energy Efficient Housing

Ms. Doris Andoni, UNECE, Senior Housing Expert

Ms. Marit Otsing: Chairwoman of the Board, Housing Cooperative Association, Estonia: Housing management systems for energy efficient housing

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Ms. Jaroslava Zapletalova, Chairwoman, Housing Institute, Slovakia: Enery Efficiency Housing Project in Slovakia

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Mr. Samvel Srapyan, Head of Housing Stock Management and Municipal Infrastructure Division, Ministry of Urban Development, Armenia

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Panel Discussion 4: Technical and awareness raising measures

Mr. George Abulashvili, EEC Georgia "Technical assistance to Georgian Municipalities under EU INOGATE project "Energy Savings Initiative in Building Sector in Easter European and Central Asian Countries-ESIB

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Ms. Karine Melikidze, Director, Sustainable Development and Policy (SDAP) Centre: EE Approach for Buildings in Georgia: Energy Passport Software Program and Certification of Buildings

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Mr. Igor Kovacevic, Head of Department for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Sector of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Montenegro

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Mr. Papuna Sakhanberidze, Architect, Georgia

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Introducing IMI and TA HYDRONICS

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Workshop 3: Case Studies on Policy Reforms to Promote Financing Energy Efficiency Investments and Advanced Energy Efficiency Technologies

Mr. Yury Shulgin, General Director, Mezhregionsoyuzenergo: Analysis of energy efficiency policies in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia and potential for international cooperation

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Mr. Oleg Dzioubinski, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Efficiency 21 Project,  UNECE and Mr. Sergey Tulinov, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Security and Water Resources Section, ESCAP: UNECE and ESCAP Efforts in Promoting Energy Efficiency

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Panel Discussion 1: Case studies on energy efficiency financing (countries of South-Eastern Europe)

Ms. Lucija Rakocevic, Montenegro: "Analysis of the Policy Reform Impact on energy performance in buildings"

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Mr. Goran Cacic, Croatia: "Success of Systematic Energy Management in Croatia"

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Mr. Artan Leskoviku, Albania

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Ms. Sanja Kapetina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Mr. Dimitar Dukov, Bulgaria

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Mr. Zeljko Juric, Croatia

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Mr. Igor Kovacevic, Montenegro

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Mr. Lazar Gechevski, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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Panel Discussion 2: Case studies on energy efficiency financing (countries of Central, Northern, and South-Eastern Asia)

Mr. Athikom Bangviwat, Thailand: "Promoting Energy Efficiency Investment for Sustainable Development in Thailand"

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Mr. Tienan Li, China: "Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency Policies in China"

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Mr. Qosimbek Okimbekov, Tajikistan: "Analysis of the Policy Reform Impact on application of energy efficient light bulbs"

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Mr. German Trofimov, Kazakhstan

Mr. Shamil  Dikambaev, Kyrgyzstan

Ms. Tatiana Vedeneva, Kyrgyzstan

Mr. Nikolay Sviridov, Russian Federation

Mr. Vladimir Krasnogorskiy, Russian Federation

Mr. Haydar Kholov, Tajikistan

Mr. Georgiy Petrov, Tajikistan

Mr. Abdurahim Ismoilov, Tajikistan

Mr. Aziz Kandymov, Turkmenistan

Mr. Djamshid Abdusalamov, Uzbekistan

Mr. Nikolay Pomoshchnikov, ESCAP

Panel Discussion 3: Case studies on energy efficiency financing (countries of Caucasus and Eatern Europe)

Ms. Diana Harutyunyan, Climate Change Program Coordinator, UNDP Armenia: "Co-generation Based District Heating Restoration Project in Avan District of Yerevan City"

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Mr. George Abulashvili, Ms. Liana Garibashvili, Georgia: "Municipal Energy Efficiency Policy Reforms in Georgia"

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Mr. Andrei Malochka, Belarus: "Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvments in the State Sector in Belarus"

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Mr. Tigran Melkonyan, Armenia

Mr. Farhad Aliyev, Azerbaijan

Ms. Tatsiana Maliyeuskaya, Belarus

Ms. Inna Gritsenko, Belarus

Ms. Liza Tavdumadze, Georgia

Mr. Giorgi Bezhuashvili, Georgia

Mr. Iurie Raileanu, Republic of Moldova

Mr. Evgeniy Nadezhdin, Russian Federation

Mr. Oleksandr Diachuk, Ukraine

Ms. Kateryna Stavnichuk, Ukraine

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Panel Discussion 4: Advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy (EE & RE) technologies

Mr. Shamil Dikambaev, Kyrgyzstan

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Mr. Vladimir Kouzmich, Belarus

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Mr. Sergey Katyshev, Kazakhstan

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Mr. Alexey Sankovski, Consultant, Mr. Viktor Badaker, UNECE

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Round-table discussion with participation on national experts and companies involved in advanced EE & RE technologies

Mr. German Trofimov, Kazakhstan

Mr. Djamshid Abdusalamov, Uzbekistan

Mr. Qosimbek Olimbekov, Tajikistan

Ms. Anelya Segizbayeva, Zero Carbon Technology and Consultancy

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Ms. Yelena Kuchina, Kazakhstan

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Workshop 4: Sustainable Energy Challenges and Opportunities in Transition Countries

Session 1: Case Sutides on UNDP Projects related to Removing Barriers for Energy-Efficiency

Mr. John O'Brien, Regional Technical Advisor: "Overview of UNDP support for EE projects in the Region"

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Mr. Sergii Varga: Removing Barriers to promote EE lighting in Ukraine

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Mr. Gennady Smaga: EE Standards & Labels in Russia

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Mr. Sergey Zenyutich: Energy-Efficient Lighting in the Russian Federation

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Mr. Leonid Danilevsky: Promoting EE in Residential Buildings in Belarus

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Mr. Andrei Karpus: Energy Efficiency in Buildings in North West Russia

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Mr. Goran Cacic: Energy Management Information Systems in Croatia

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Ms. Diana Harutunyan: Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Armenia

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Mr. Kakhramon Usmanov: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Uzbekistan

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Ms. Irina Atamuradova: Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings in Turkmenistan

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Mr. Sergey Tambiev: Greening the Sochi Olympic Games in Russia

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Session 2: UNDP and Sustainable Energy 4 All and Recent UNDP Publications

Mr. Martin Krause: UNDP and Sustainable Energy 4 All

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Mr. Martin Krause: IEA/UNDP Publication "Modernising Building Codes to Secure our Global Energy Future"

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Mr. John O'Brien: UNDP Publication "Derisking Renewable Energy Investment"

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Forum outcomes

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Joint Statement of the Fourth International Forum

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Summary of the Forum

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UNECE Weekly
(No. 57, 7-11 October 2013)

UNECE Newsletter in Russian
(No. 19, September 2013)

Energy for Sustainable Development Forum in Georgia
(Press Release 12 September 2013)

Bulletin of the ESCAP North and Central Asia Office

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News Agencies:

Caucasus press
(17.09 2013)

Interpressnews.ge
(17.09 2013)

Media News.ge
(17.09 2013)

NewsPress.ge
(17.09 2013)

Newpost.ge
(17.09 2013)

Newspapers:

Georgia Today
(20.09.2013)

Messenger
(18.09.2013)

TV outlets:

Georgian Public Broadcaster
(17.09.2013
16.00 News bulletin)

Rustavi 2 
17.09.2013
Morning Show

Maestro 24 
17.09.2013
12.00 News bulletin

 

 


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