UNECE Highlights Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency
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The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Partnership (UNEP DTU Partnership) and the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency serving as the Energy Efficiency Hub of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative, has released a report, titled 'Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency,' outlining best policy options for promoting energy efficiency in the UNECE region and beyond.

UNECE2 June 2015: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Partnership (UNEP DTU Partnership) and the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency serving as the Energy Efficiency Hub of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative, has released a report, titled ‘Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency,’ outlining best policy options for promoting energy efficiency in the UNECE region and beyond.

Prepared within the framework of the UN Development Account project ‘Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development,’ implemented jointly by all five UN Regional Commissions, with UNECE as the lead agency, the publication presents a structured framework of policies and measures to promote energy efficiency investments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development, as well as to develop a menu of energy efficiency policies and measures.

The publication consists of four main sections and includes several annexes, tables, boxes and figures. The first section addresses the investment imperative, including policies and prices that drive investments in energy efficiency, as well as social and economic benefits of such investments. The second section identifies best practice policy options, and contains information on recognized energy efficiency policies and existing studies of energy efficiency policy effectiveness. The third section deals with high impact policies and measures and discusses, inter alia: a taxonomy of policy selection attributes; cross-sectoral policies in governance and finance; policies for utilities, households, transport and the business sector; and a menu of energy efficiency policies and measures. The fourth section is dedicated to developing policy implementation capability in the UNECE region.

The report aims to aid governments, the business community, experts, project developers and other stakeholders in understanding and applying best policy practices in improving energy efficiency. [Publication: Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency] [Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency Press Release][UN Development Account website]

 

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