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IEA call for proposals to speed up global action on energy efficiency

(eceee news, 1 Nov 2019) In preparation for its first meeting in December, the Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency has launched an online survey on how energy efficiency can be rapidly accelerated. The Commission will develop recommendations that will be announced in the summer of 2020.

The Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency was established in June 2019 at the IEA’s 4th annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency in Dublin. Currently, the Commission has 21 members and is composed of national leaders, current and former ministers, top business executives and global thought leaders.

The survey was launched for stakeholders and experts to provide their views on how energy efficiency can be speeded up. With analytical support from the IEA, Commission members will examine how progress on energy efficiency can be rapidly accelerated through new and stronger policy action by governments worldwide.

The Commission's work comes at a critical moment in clean energy transitions around the world. Despite energy efficiency's potential, the world is struggling to capture its full benefits, IEA writes.

According to IEA, global energy demand continues to increase and CO2 emissions are at record levels. Meanwhile, energy intensity – the energy required to produce one unit of global gross domestic product (GDP) – is not improving quickly enough to offset strong energy demand and CO2 emissions growth. There is a growing recognition by governments and leaders across the globe that efficiency efforts need to be stepped up, IEA writes.

The IEA is interested in hearing from stakeholders about the critical topic of energy efficiency and the work of the Commission. By answering the survey, you will provide valuable input to the Commission as it develops its final recommendations.

Link to the survey can be found here

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