This article was published by the International Energy Agency on Oct. 8, 2019.
The International Energy Agency is inviting input from people around the world on ways to jump-start progress on energy efficiency. The contributions will help to inform the work of the Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency.
Established earlier this year, the Global Commission now has 21 members, including national leaders, current and former ministers, top business executives and global thought leaders. It will produce recommendations for new and stronger policy action by governments.
By completing a brief online survey, interested parties have the opportunity to provide valuable input to inform the discussions of the Global Commission as it works to develop its final recommendations.
“The benefits of energy efficiency are indisputable, but more action is needed to realize its full potential. These discussions are the perfect opportunity to identify how to accelerate progress,” said Dr Brian Motherway, the IEA’s Head of Energy Efficiency Division.
Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to help the world meet international climate goals while supporting energy security and economic growth. However, policy implementation has stalled, and countries are failing to take full advantage of these benefits.
Energy intensity – the amount of energy required to produce one unit of global gross domestic product – is not improving quickly enough to offset strong energy demand and CO2 emissions growth. The recommendations of the Global Commission will be focused on reversing this trend.