The burning of fossil fuels for energy consumption is among the largest sources of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Thus, any effort to mitigate climate change must involve energy efficient strategies. Significant focus and attention is needed in the industrial sector, which accounts for more than a third of the world’s primary energy use and industrial energy efficiency is therefore a critical first step in the clean energy transition. To address these challenges, the UNIDO-led Industrial Energy Accelerator of international initiatives works to inspire global action on industrial energy efficiency. The network works to showcase the vast opportunities that industrial energy efficiency and related efforts can provide for people, businesses, economies and the planet. Further, the network focuses on project to increase the uptake of measures and technology to boost efficient energy use. This involved designing solutions tailored to specific country needs and taking what we learn to inspire global action on industrial energy efficiency.
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