EE Global will feature several workshops aimed at enhancing attendees’ overall forum experience.  Each workshop, hosted by a highly-respected organization, will offer a two-hour deep dive into a subject that may be touched upon in our Executive Dialogue agenda but not fully explored in 75 minutes.


ClimateWorks How Energy Efficiency Cuts Costs for a 2-Degree Future

Thursday, May 12th from 3:30 to 5:30pm

The energy-efficient pathway to limiting warming to two degrees Celcius could save $2.8 trillion globally by 2030. This intensive learning session will help you make the carbon case for efficiency in terms that had not been previously calculated or understood until ClimateWorks’ report in late 2015. The report covers the United States, European Union, India, China, Mexico and Brazil, and provides regional calculations and policy specific recommendations for the least costdecarbonization pathway. This event will provide you with easy to use communications collateral which can help you in your efficiency advocacy and fundraising.


C2E2/SE4ALL The Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform: Making Public-Private Partnerships Work for Energy Efficiency 

Thursday, May 12th from 3:30 to 5:30pm

The Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform is the flagship energy efficiency engagement initiative of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and is strongly based in public-private collaboration to scale up energy efficiency policy, action and investment. The Copenhagen Center on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) provides the Platform Secretariat, while also contributing technical support. The Platform Secretariat and Accelerator Conveners are now focused on connecting these public sector ‘commitment makers’ with knowledge/assistance providers and private sector implementation partners to create results on the ground. This Intensive Learning Session will discuss the issues and challenges of creating effective partnerships between governments who have committed to EE improvement and the private sector providers that can help them deliver.


IPEEC/G20 Enhancing Financial Flows for Energy Efficiency Investments 

Thursday, May 12th 3:30 to 5:30pm

The Energy Efficiency Financing Task Group (EEFTG) is one of the six work streams coordinated by the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Coordination (IPEEC) to implement the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan, launched in 2014. Co-chaired by France and Mexico, EEFTG gathers 14 countries and provides a platform to engage with financial institutions on energy efficiency finance. Recently, G20 energy ministers accepted the Voluntary Energy Efficiency Investment Principles developed by EEFTG. This Intensive Learning Session attendees will learn about and discuss insights of EEFTG’s 2016 findings and how to best implement the Voluntary Energy Efficiency Investment Principles.

World Bank Unlocking the Nexus Between EE, RE and Energy Access to Achieve SE4All, COP21 and Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, May 12th 3:30 to 5:30pm

Transformation of the world’s energy systems to build a more prosperous, healthier, cleaner and safer world is the need of the hour. While modern energy access remains a dream for over a billion people, improved renewable energy and energy efficiency across the supply and demand domains provides a unique opportunity to achieve the ambitious goals of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and at the same time achieve the goals set at the COP21 in Paris. In recent months significant momentum towards these goals has been built, but an enormous gap in financing clean energy remains one of the most significant challenges. This session will showcase examples and practices of how unlocking the positive nexus between the three pillars – energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy access – and adopting a more holistic approach can mitigate financing challenges and help countries achieve the sustainable energy development goals more quickly.