Workshop — Paris, France

Policy Best Practices for Accelerating the Deployment of Low-Carbon Energy and Climate Technologies


Workshop Highlights



Workshop Description

As part of its global engagement efforts, the IEA held a stakeholder event that was aimed at exploring best practice policy instruments for supporting and accelerating the deployment of climate technologies, with focus on the ETC and SEMED regions. The workshop provided key experts and stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss their experiences — successes and challenges — and short- and long-term pathways forward. 

In particular, the workshop targeted the following objectives:

  • sharing information about experiences and lessons learned through EE&RE projects and actions carried out in the target regions, and in other regions as comparative examples; 
  • identifying through policy dialogue the most pressing needs, barriers to and action options for the market uptake of EE&RE technologies in the target regions; and 
  • recognising international and regional networks that can play a significant role in the regional pursuit of climate change mitigation and adaptation targets.

The IEA’s preparation and hosting of this workshop benefited from the substantive and financial contribution of the EBRD, the latter via its Special Shareholders Fund and via its Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC), which is supported by the Global Environment Facility. The workshop was conducted in co-ordination with the EBRD and with inputs from the FAO.


Opening remarks:

  • Keisuke Sadamori, Energy Markets and Security, IEA

Session 1: Policy pathways in support of EE&RE deployment: barriers, solutions and lessons learned

Moderator: Paolo Frankl, Renewable Energy Division, IEA

  • Dana Kupova and Nigel Jollands, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) : S1_1_KUPOVA-JOLLANDS
  • Cecilia Tam, Energy Demand Technology Unit, IEA : S1_2_TAM
  • Zitouni Ould-Dada, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) : S1_3_OULD-DADA
  • Olgu Okumus, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) : S1_4_OKUMUS

Session 2: Policy pathways in support of the wider scope of climate technologies

Moderator: Dana Kupova, EBRD

  • Jorge Fonseca, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  ‌
  • Vladimir Hecl, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) : S2_2_HECL
  • Jaani Pietikäinen, European Investment Bank (EIB) : S2_3_PIETIKAINEN
  • Franck Jesus, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) : S2_4_JESUS

Session 3: Governmental agencies and policy makers: experiences, challenges and forward thinking

Moderator: Steve Gallogly, Division for Europe, Middle East and Africa, IEA

Session 4: Developing and implementing policy frameworks at the local level

Moderator: Simone Landolina, International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform, IEA

  • Alessandro Rubino, Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean (RES4Med) : ‌S4_1_RUBINO
  • Murman Margvelashvili, World Experience for Georgia : S4_2_MARGVELASHVILI
  • Ihab Shaalan, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Egypt
  • Hugo Chandler, New Resource Partners : S4_3_CHANDLER
  • Sara Pasquier, Energy Efficiency Division, IEA : S4_4_PASQUIER

Closing remarks:

  • Ingrid Barnsley, International Partnerships and Initiatives Unit, IEA


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