Energy Efficiency: The Decade for Action

The IEA's 8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

A View Of Efficient Buildings

About this report

The 8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency, in Versailles, co-hosted by IEA Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol and French Minister for Energy Transition Her Excellency Agnès Pannier-Runacher, is the IEA’s largest energy efficiency conference, with representatives from over 80 countries, 30 ministers, 50 CEOs, and 650 participants.

In support of the meeting, the IEA produced the report Energy Efficiency – The Decade for Action, which highlights the importance of energy efficiency actions in the coming years. The analysis examines recent trends relating to demand and policies and the next steps for the improvement, implementation and investment required for an energy efficient future.  

The IEA also developed its policy toolkit for governments, The Energy Efficiency Policy Toolkit 2023: From Sønderborg to Versailles, a set of strategic principles and new and updated policy packages advanced by the Agency that can help governments seeking to implement efficiency policies rapidly and effectively.

This research underpinned a joint statement that was released following a closed-door ministerial at the conference, in which 45 government signatories called for stronger policy action towards a global goal of doubling energy efficiency progress this decade. The Versailles Statement is available here.

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