Tuesday, 27 March 2012

UNIDO report on industrial energy efficiency for sustainable wealth creation launched at ODI in London

LONDON, 27 March 2012 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) teamed up today with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to launch its flagship publication, the Industrial Development Report. 

The report, entitled Industrial Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Wealth Creation: Capturing Environmental, Economic and Social Dividends, is UNIDO’s contribution to the Sustainable Energy for All initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The initiative aims to achieve by 2030 three inter linked targets: universal access to modern energy services; the doubling of energy efficiency; and the doubling of the share of renewable energy in the world’s energy supply.
The Report was presented by Ludovico Alcorta, Director of UNIDO’s Statistics and Research Branch. The discussants included Andrew Barnett, Director, The Policy Practice; Nikola Cantore, Research Fellow, IEDG Group; and Philip Thomas, Project Manager, Scenarios, World Energy Council - For Sustainable Energy. The event was chaired by Simon Maxwell, Senior Research Associate, ODI.

Nikola Cantore noted that UNIDO’s Industrial Development Report calls for “investing in energy-efficient technologies which can deliver a hat trick of economic, environmental and social dividends that will help achieve sustainable growth in developing countries. It provides a comprehensive analysis and description of the impacts of energy efficiency in developing countries”.

>> Read the Report here

Read Nicola Cantore’s blog “Industrial energy efficiency: scoring a hat trick”

To view the presentations and watch a video of the event, please go here:

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