New initiative to double global industrial energy efficiency rate by 2030

New initiative to double global industrial energy efficiency rate by 2030

VIENNA, 7 April 2015 -  With the support of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) a new collaboration aimed at doubling the pace of energy efficiency gains in industries around the world by bringing together governments, NGOs and businesses, is officially launched today as part of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4All).

The Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, convened by UNIDO, the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), is the sixth in a growing series of sectoral initiatives under the Sustainable Energy for All Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, which aims to help double the global rate of improvement of overall energy efficiency by 2030.

“The new platform will work by securing commitments from both governments and industry, and by creating a collaborative network with NGOs and other international organizations to provide industry with tools, resources and best practice information,” said Pradeep Monga, Director of UNIDO’s Energy Branch.

He added that the platform will support the development of energy efficiency policies; build the capacity of enterprises for the adoption of energy management systems; and offer financing solutions for both governments and enterprises; as well as sharing knowledge with industrial stakeholders. It will also help remove the barriers that are currently hampering industrial companies’ efforts to improve their energy management.

Read more about the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, and the other associated accelerator platforms here.

For more information, please contact:

Pradeep Monga
Director, UNIDO Energy Branch
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Rana Ghoneim
UNIDO Industrial Development Officer
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