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6th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development

29 September - 2 October 2015

Yerevan, Armenia

The Sixth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, on 29 September - 2 October 2015. The Forum is organized by the Government of Armenia, the United Nations Regional Commissions, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Armenia, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2), the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), and Habitat for Humanity International. The Forum is one of the important events of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) 2014-2024. Like the 2014 Forum in Hammamet, the Forum will emphasize attaining the three objectives of the SE4All Initiative of the UN Secretary-General by 2030: ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

At the Fifth Forum in Hammamet, the Executive Secretaries of the United Nations Regional Commissions signed a joint statement (the Hammamet Declaration), which received a widespread acclaim at the Forum and beyond. In their joint statement, they affirmed that the objectives of energy sustainability are attainable, and need to contradict more short-term considerations, if the world embarks on a determined, collective effort. The joint statement is a call for action to their respective member States, highlighting in particular three key components: a) Energy efficiency in most countries needs to improve more quickly; b) Renewable energy policies need to be redesigned; and c) Equitable access to modern energy services requires mobilizing adequate resources.

The Forum's High-Level session and plenary sessions on the first day will look into ways to make the Hammamet Declaration operational, with a possible designing of a scorecard for countries to report on their achievements. Parallel events on the second and third day will include: Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Cities; Training Course on Business Planning for Renewable Energy Investments Projects; Round Table on Power Trade and Inter-grid Connectivity in Central Asia and the Caucasus; Workshop on Access to Energy in Remote Areas; Workshop on Industry Accelerator; Workshop on Status and Best Practices on Energy Efficiency; and Regional Forum for CTCN National Designated Entities. A site visit will be organized on the fourth day of the Forum.
Document Title and SymbolENGFRERUS
Concept Note 
Sixth International Forum
Statement of Common ActionPDFPDF
Joint Statement
Fifth International Forum (4 - 7 November 2014, Hammamet, Tunisia)
Info NotePDF
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Day 1 (29 September 2015)
Plenary Sessions
High-Level Policy Dialogue: Follow-up to the Hammamet Declaration: Implementing a Common Agenda
Mohammed Abdel Fattah Mofleh Al Dabbas, Ministers Advisor for Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, JordanPDF
Ahmed Mohamed Mahina,Undersecretary of State for Authorities’ Follow up, Ministry of Electricity,
Plenary Session 1: Redefining the Energy System for Tomorrow: Paving the Path Beyond Paris
Patrick Willems, Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC) – Europe and Central Asia DepartmentPDF
Sicheng Wang, Deputy Director of Solar PV Committee, Chinese Renewable Energy SocietyPDF
Plenary Session 2: Accelerating Energy Efficiency Action and Investment
SE4All's Global Tracking Framework
Vivien Foster, World Bank
The RISE of International Action on Energy Efficiency
Tim Farrell, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
Driving Energy Efficiency Globally: the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Financing Accelerated Action
Stefan Buettner, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)
Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator
Rana Ghoneim, UNIDO
Experience of Portugal in Promoting Energy Efficiency
Gabriela Prata Dias, Adene – Energy Agency, Portugal
Energy Efficiency as a Driver of Green Growth
Prasoon Agarwal, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Presentation and Launch of Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency
Robert Tromop, Expert
De-risking Energy Efficiency Investment
Oliver Waissbein, UNDP
Site Visit
Khoren and Shoushanig Avedisian High School and Community Center: Green Building Practices
Armen Gharibyan, LEED AP BD+C, International Member of Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), USA
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Day 2-3 (30 September - 1 October 2015)
Training Course on Business Planning for Renewable Energy Investment Projects
Opening Panel
Oleg Dzioubinski, Viktor Badaker, UNECEPDF
Viktor Badaker, Mongi Bida, UNECE, ESCWAPDF
Deltcho Vitchev, Training Facilitator, Renaissance Finance International:
Guide and forms
Guide to Project Finance Business PlansPDF
Business Plan Spreadsheet revised Excel
Standard project identification formWordWord
Legal Documentation
Common Terms AgreementPDF
Contents of a Typical Shareholders' AgreementPDF
Definitions and Interpretation Example HeadingsPDF
List of Agreements in a Typical Project Finance StructurePDF
Mezzanine Debt Term Sheet HeadingsPDF
Project Support Agreement HeadingsPDF
Senior Debt Term Sheet - Indicative Financing Terms and ConditionsPDF
Typical Loan Agreement HeadingsPDF
Typical PPA headingsPDF
Facilitating Renewable Energy Finance Presenting your Project to Financial InstitutionsPDF
Main Issues Related to Project Finance and Bankable Renewable Energy RojectsPDF
Risk and BankingPDF
Solar Risk Matrix PDF
Financial and Cash Flow Analysis MethodsPDF
Discount RatePDF
Fotmula new for Calculation of Compounded Interest on DepositPDF
Formulae for Calculation of Interest, Loan Repayments and DepositsPDF
Nominal to Effective RatePDF
Investor Requirements for Renewable Energy Project FinancePDF
Requirements to Project Developers/Project SponsorsPDF
Contract for Difference UKPDF
The Net Benefits of Low and No-carbon Electricity TechnologiesPDF
Cashflow ExampleExcel
Training Course on Business Planning for Renewable Energy Investment Projects
Improving data and information for investment promotion
Moderator: Mr. Gianluca Sambucini, UNECE
The UNECE work on the  investment conditions for  renewable energy  projects through the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE)
Gianluca Sambucini, UNECE
Key findings from the UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report
Martin Hullin, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
Snapshot of the Solar PV Market 2015 and Beyond
Kenell J. Touryan, American University in Armenia (AUA)
Innovative Photovoltaic plants for private consumption. Experiences and research results in Switzerland,  opportunities for Armenia, best practice example in Spitak
Andreas Dreisiebner, Solarspar, Switzerland
Experience with Renewable Energy Financing Instruments
Moderator: Mr. Gianluca Sambucini, UNECE
Financing Renewable Energy Projects: Lessons Learned in Russia
Patrick Willems, Interantional Finance Corporation (IFC)
Karen Arabyan, Director, Energocredit (EBRD ArmSEFF)PDF
Renewable energy finance and market development (example of Jordan)
Mary Worzala, Deloitte
Regional Forum for CTCN National Designated Entities
Session 1 - CTCN Overview

CTCN Overview  PDF
Session 2 - CTCN Overview (cont.)
Linking CTCN activities with other processes under the Convention
Asher Lessels, Finance, Technology and Capacity Building Programme, UNFCCC secretariat
Session 3 – The CTCN within UNFCCC context
Day 2 (30 September 2015)
Session 1 - The Crucial Role of NDEs
Technical Assistance Process PDF
Session 2 - Technical Assistance Process
Generating Successful Requests PDF
Session 3 – Experience-sharing on Technical Assistance
Bethany Speer
Martin Spath
NDE Syria
Ammar Abbas
NDE Bosnia and Herzegovina
Djordje Vojinovic
Session 4 – Generating successful requests for technical assistance
National Designated Entities PDF
Crucial Role of NDEs
Ministry of Environment, Jordan
Day 3 (1 October 2015)
Session 1 - The practical uses of intellectual property (IP) for
enabling deployment of technologies
Session 2 - Linking CTCN Assistance with Financial Institution
The Green Climate Fund PDF
Session 3 - Opportunities for Private Sector Engagement
Session 4 – CTCN opportunities and services into action
Day 2 (20 September 2015)
Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Cities
Session 1: Energy Efficiency in Buildings - best practices
Domenica Carriero, Project Manager, Housing and Land Management Unit, UNECE, SwitzerlandPDF
Vahram Jalalyan, Project Manager, UNDP ArmeniaPDF
Kakhramon Usmanov, Project Manager, Energy Efficient Public Buildings project, UNDP, UzbekistanPDF
Irina Atamuradova, Programme Component Manager on Low-emission Development, UNDP, Turkmenistan (TBC)PDF
Vitaliy Bekker, Project Manager, UNDP RussiaPDF
Andrei Miniankou, Head of Section, Department for Energy Efficiency, State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of BelarusPDF
Session 2. Energy efficiency in buildings – approaches of international partners
Ksenia Petrichenko, Copenhagen Center on Energy Efficiency, DenmarkPDF
Amina Lang, International Communications, International Passive House Association (IPHA), GermanyPDF
Gabriela Prata Dias, Adene – Energy Agency, PortugalPDF
Hayk Petrosyan, USAIDPDF
Gyorgy Sumeghy, Advocacy Manager, Habitat for Humanity International, Europe, Middle East and AfricaPDF
Hayk Badalyan, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (TBC)PDF
Tamara Babayan, R2E2PDF
Session 3. Energy efficiency in cities: approaches to promote smarter and more sustainable urban development – implementation approaches
Manfred Spiesberger, Project manager, Centre for Social Innovation, Austria. ener2i – an EU funded project on linking energy research and energy innovationPDF
Georgi Abulashvili, Energy Efficiency Center, Georgia. Financing Options for Municipal EE Projects and Covenant of Mayors as a driver for Municipal EE in GeorgiaPDF
Tatiana Vedeneva, President, Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development (CREEED), KyrgyzstanPDF
Domenica Carriero, Housing and Land Management Unit, Forests, Land and Housing Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)PDF
Session 4. Energy efficiency in cities: approaches to promote smarter and more sustainable urban development – cities good practices
Armen Harutyunyan, Yerevan MunicipalityPDF
Diana Harutyunyan, UNDP Armenia Promoting Low Carbon Development in Municipalities of ArmeniaPDF
Bethany Speer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)PDF
Artan Leskoviku, Head of Energy Efficiency, National Agency of Natural Resources, AlbaniaPDF
Presentation of publications
UNDP Armenia; “Green Architecture” textbook, “Reference book on acting organizations and rendered services in the lighting sector of Armenia”
Day 3 (1 October)
Presentation of the Asia Pacific Energy Portal (www.asiapacificenergy.org)
Charting Asia-Pacific's Progress and Supporting Decision-Making in the Field of Sustainable EnergyPDF
Portal-Questions for discussionPDF
Workshop on Status and Best Practices on Energy Efficiency
Tim Farrell and Ms. Ksenia Petrichenko, Copenhagen Centre on Energy EfficiencyPDF
Robert Tromop, ExpertPDF
Ivetta Gerasimchuk, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)PDF
Workshop on Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator
Session 1: Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator
Thibaud Voïta, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)PDF
Stefan M. Buettner, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production / EEPPDF
Session2: Industrial Energy Efficiency Systems and Standards
Rana Ghoneim, UNIDOPDF
Joe Almaguer, DOW ChemicalPDF
Al-Karim Govindji, Carbon TrustPDF
Session3: Indsutrial Energy Efficiency Policy and Tools
Meaghan Phelan, Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP)PDF
Girish Sethi, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)PDF
Stefan Buettner, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production / EEPPDF
Session4: Expanding international cooperation on industrial energy efficiency: role of partnerships and access to financing
Thibaud Voïta, SE4AllPDF
Etienne Kechichian, IFCPDF
Fabienne Babinsky, AccenturePDF
Workshop on Access to Energy in Remote Areas
Session 1: Application of clean, renewable and/or alternative energy technologies for rural areas in Central Asian countries
Kazakhstan: German TrofimovPDF
Kyrgyzstan: Shamil DikambaevPDF
Tajikistan: Kosimbek OlimbekovPDF
Uzbekistan: Romen ZakhidovPDF
Production and effective consumption of biogas for agricultural farm near Kant town (Kyrgyzstan)
Alaibek Obozov
Session 2: Access to Energy in Remote Areas in other regions
Modern energy access in off-grid rural regions: financing appropriate RET through enhanced productivity in the rural business sectors
Imad Sleiman, ESCWA
PV Market in China and Rural Electrification
Sicheng Wang, Deputy Director of Solar PV Committee, Chinese Renewable Energy Society

Energy access in remote areas in ESCAP region
Hongpeng Liu, ESCAP
Accelerating Clean Energy Business Model for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development in ASEAN countries
Dato Seri Suhaimi bin Abdul Rahman, Masers Energy, Malaysia
Energy Access and Gender Mainstreaming – Policy Opportunities
Bethany Speers, Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (TBC)
Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Multi-unit Residential Buildings:  Challenges and Solutions in Residential Energy Efficiency in Eastern Europe
Session 1: Experience from Armenia based on research and projects/Working with the home owners
Renovation of Common Areas of Residential Buildings Project
Karine Mailyan, HFH Armenia
Astghine Pasoyan, Alliance to Save Energy Armenia Yerevan Municipality (TBC)
Mikhayil Amirkhanyan, Chief Specialist, SME and Corporate Business Product Management and Sales Division, RA Ministry of Economy
Representative of Ministry of Urban Development
Session 2: The eco-system of stakeholders in residential energy efficiency
Subsidy schemes for energy efficient interventions in the multi-family housing stock in Central and Eastern Europe
Eva Gerohazi and Hanna Szemzo, MRI-Metro-politan Research Institute Hungary
Luiza Vardanyan, HFH Armenia
Karen Asatryan, HFH Armenia
Astghine Pasoyan, Alliance to Save Energy Armenia
Gyorgy Sumeghy, HFH EMEA
The eco-system ArmeniaPDF
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Statement of Common ActionPDFPDF
Forum Summary PDF

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TV and Radio:

Oleg Dzioubinski, Energy Efficiency Programme Manager, speaks of the outcomes of the 6th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development
Олег Дзюбинский, ЕЭК ООН рассказывает о результатах 6-го Международного Форума по энергетике для устойчивого развития
Interview with Dukascopy TV, 15 October 2015


http://www.1tv.am/hy/videos/2015/09/29/%D4%B1%D5%BC%D5%A1%D5%BB%D5%AB%D5%B6-%D5%AC%D6%80%D5%A1%D5%BF%D5%BE%D5%A1%D5%AF%D5%A1%D5%B6-21-00/23891 (starting at 32:57)


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