2019 EE Global Forum Theme Announcement By Alliance Staff
We are excited to declare the 2019 theme for EE Global as Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency. The goals of the Paris Climate Agreement cannot be reached without significantly scaling up energy efficiency. But investments on a global scale are lagging: 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.
By Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency, EE Global 2019 will convene the foremost thought leaders for discussions on facilitating faster, broader implementation of energy efficiency solutions to help mitigate climate change and drive economic growth and innovation.
EE Global will kick off with the plenary breakfast where EE Global Alliance Steering Committee members will discuss the need to facilitate faster, broader implementations of energy efficiency solutions. Like following years, the event will consist of Executive Dialogues which are 75-minute discussion-based sessions that will provide attendees with a wealth of options to customize their EEG experience and put them at the forefront of the most pressing industry questions. The Executive Dialogues will cover a wide range of topics including but not limited to: Smart Pricing and Energy Affordability, Urban Efficiency, EE’s Role in Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector, Integrating Transportation Efficiency, and Innovative Solutions for Cooling a Warming World.
The event will also include four Tech Talks that will bring together two innovators from the industry to deliver a TED-style presentation, followed by a moderated discussion. Lastly, there will be a speed-geeking happy hour that will allow attendees the opportunity to network and engage with several informal presentations.
You can expect to hear from leaders from the following sponsor organizations and more:
• International Copper Association
• Johnson Controls
• NY Power Authority
• Lockheed Martin
• Ingersoll Rand
• Southern Company
• Metrus Energy
• Edison Electric Institute
• U.S Environmental Protection Agency
• U.S Department of Energy
To see a full schedule of the event, check out our agenda page. We hope you will join us in June to be part of this critical conversation.