9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This breakfast will serve as the official launch of the EE Global Alliance (EEGA), a new coalition of international energy efficiency leaders who are collaborating to promote efficiency’s critical role as a climate solution and jointly advocate for its rapid global deployment. This initiative is led by a Steering Committee comprised of leaders from international NGOs, high-level government representatives from various regions, and corporate leaders in the efficiency world. The session will feature members of the EEGA Steering Committee – in person and via video – discussing the ways in which they are Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency to help mitigate climate change.
It is clear that the goals of the Paris climate agreement cannot be reached without significantly scaling up energy efficiency. Current initiatives are making important progress in some regions and sectors, but investments on a global scale are lagging badly: The IEA estimates that, to meet climate goals, annual EE investment needs to double between now and 2025—and then double again. Unless the international political, financial and philanthropic communities give greater priority to rapidly scaling efficiency policies and investments, the rate of emissions reductions will remain too slow to alter the climate trajectory.
Recognizing this challenge, members of the EEGA Steering Committee will work together to coordinate efficiency efforts worldwide and initiate a critical dialogue on how to facilitate faster, broader implementation of energy efficiency solutions to help mitigate climate change and drive economic growth.
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with members of the EEGA Steering Committee and learn more about this impressive coalition of efficiency rock stars.
Keynotes: Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons, U.S. Department of Energy; Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada Speakers: Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute; Clint Vince, Chair of Energy Sector, Dentons, Christian Zinglersen, Head, Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat