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Expert meeting
ADP Technical Expert Meetings: Energy efficiency in urban environments


14:30 - 14:00







Informational Brochure: Technical Expert Meetings and Climate Action Fair 


Renewable Energy Supply and Accelerating Energy Efficiency Action in Urban Environments
3–6 June 2015
Click here to download the Brochure 

Photo: UNFCCC, Photographer: Fuping Wang CDM Project - 1898: Fujian Jinjiang LNG Power Generation Project

In Lima, the ADP requested the secretariat to continue the technical examination of opportunities with high mitigation potential and significant co-benefits in the period 2015–2020 by organizing the in-session technical expert meetings (TEMs).

During the June session, the technical examination will focus on opportunities to accelerate energy efficiency action in urban environments. The meeting will assist Parties to advance in the implementation of good practice policy options and technologies, involve UNFCCC institutions and leading international organizations, and engage with a broad range of stakeholders. The discussion will build on the technical expert meeting on energy efficiency held in March 2014 and the technical expert meeting on urban environment held in June 2014.

Background information

Summary by the facilitator Ms. Sylvie Lemmet (France)
The detailed technical summary is included in the updated technical paper and its addendum on energy efficiency in urban environments.



Friday, 5 June 2015

13:30-14:30 (Plenary Building, Holzfoyer, Level +1)
Dialogue series: ADP briefing on support for accelerated energy efficiency action in urban environments by UNFCCC institutions and other international organizations

14:45-17:30 (Santiago de Chile)
Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on Accelerating Energy Efficiency Action in Urban Environments (EE in UE)

Saturday, 6 June 2015

10:00-11:30 (Santiago de Chile)
TEM on EE in UE: Group A: Lighting and District Energy Systems in Cities

10:00-11:30 (Addis Abeba 1-2)
TEM on EE in UE: Group B: Energy Efficient Building

10:00-11:30 (Nairobi 3 - Press Conference Room)
TEM on EE in UE: Group C: Sustainable Urban Transport

11:30-13:00 (Santiago de Chile)
TEM on EE in UE (cont.)


Presentations                                                                                                    Image     (part 1)  (part 2)
Friday, 6 June 2015, 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Cities as planners, regulators and implementors of climate action  – Ms. Maryke van Staden, Director of the carbonn Center, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability 
From a global response to local action – Mr. Luis Gomez Echeverri, Senior Advisor to Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) 
Session 1: 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 
Multiple benefits of energy efficiency in urban environment – Mr. Brian Dean, International Energy Agency (IEA) 
Health benefits of energy efficiency in urban environment – Mr. Vladimir Kendrovski, World Health Organization (WHO) 
Energy challenges for cities and city-level responses – Mr. John Christensen, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 
Cities solutions for energy efficiency in rapidly urbanizing and climate resilient world – Ms. Delphine Garin, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)  
Saturday, 6 June 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Session 2: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
GROUP A: Lighting and District  Energy Systems in Cities
Experience in Operating District Cooling Network – Mr. Yann Francoise, Paris, France
Implementation of a Pilot Project on District Energy Systems – Mr. Vijay Nehra, Municipal Commissioner, Rajkot, India 
Lighting and District Energy Systems in Cities: The Experience of Catalonia – Ms. Mercè Rius, Catalan Institute for Energy Director, Catalonia 
The Contribution of Lighting to an Energy Efficient Urban Environment – Mr. Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, PHILIPS 
Financing Energy Efficiency Projects in Urban Environments: CAF Perspective – Mr. Ubaldo Elizondo 
GROUP B: Energy Efficient Buildings
BUILD UPON Initiative – Mr. James Drinkwater, Senior Policy Advisor, World Green Building Council (WGBC)
Legal Framework for Implementation of the Green Buildings Policy – Ms. Mercedes Mathebula, City Sustainability Unit, Office of the Executive Mayor, Tshwane, South Africa  
Innovative Legislation on Green Roofs – Mr. Romero Pereira, Recife, Brazil
Energy Freedom in Buildings: The Zero Emissions Byron Bay Byron Bay – Mayor Simon Richardson, Byron Shire, Australia 
Perspective of the Private Sector on Ways to Advance Energy Efficiency Policies and Actions – Mr. Kurt Emil Eriksen, Senior Political Advisor,  VELUX 
The EBRD’s Experience and Solutions in Buildings Energy and Resource Efficiency – Mr. Jan-Willem van de Ven, Head of Carbon Market Development, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 

Financing Low Carbon Buildings – Mr. David Wilk, Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Development Bank's Experience in Low Carbon Housing

GROUP C: Sustainable Urban Transport 
Sustainable Urban Transport – Break-Out Session – Mr. Karl Peet, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) 
Implementation of the Sustainable Urban Transport Programme – Ms. Lorina Darmastuti, Bogor, Indonesia 
The Covenant of Mayors – Local Climate Actions – Mr. Jeppe Mikel Jensen, Covenant of Mayors Office 
Electrified Public Transport Solutions – Mr. Isbrand Ho, BYD  Company 
Mode Choice in Urban Transport, Fuel Use and Emissions – Mr. Andreas Kopp, World Bank 
Successful and Practical Partnership to Improve Resource Efficiency – Ms. Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) 
Session 3: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

UNEP 1 Gigaton Coalition – Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada 

UNEP En.lighten Initiative – Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada

SE4ALL Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform – Mr. John Christensen 
The BUILD UPON Initiative by World Green Building Council – Mr. James Drinkwater 
Paris Process on Mobility and Climate by SLoCaT Partnership – Mr. Karl Peet 
Transformative Actions Programme by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – Mr. Yunus Arikan 


Dialogue series: ADP briefing on support for accelerated energy efficiency action in urban environments by UNFCCC institutions and other international organizations

13:30 – 14:45 on Friday, 5 June 2015, Location: Plenary Building, Holzfoyer, Level +1

Facilitator: Mr. Nick Nuttall (UNFCCC)
Speakers/panellists: Mr. Rutger de Witt Wijnen (Green Climate Fund – GCF), Mr. Jukka Uosukainen (Climate Technology Centre and Network – CTCN), Mr. Lambert Schneider (Executive Board/Clean Development Mechanism – EB/CDM), Mr. Yunus Arikan (ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability) and Mr. Klaus Gihr (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – KfW)

To complement the discussion at the TEM on energy efficiency in urban environments, a briefing on the support aspect of the technical examination process has been organized. This briefing will be part of the dialogue series organized under the Climate Action Fair and will be conducted as a facilitated discussion (in a talk show setting), in which the facilitator will interact extensively with the discussants and the audience and encourage lively exchange of views.
Objective of the briefings (115 kB)


Climate Action Fair Virtual Expo
The ADP Co-Chairs invite all interested Parties and observer organizations to share information related to in-session technical expert meeting topics, such as initiatives and projects, through the uploading facility of the Side Event and Exhibits Online Registration System (SEORS). To access SEORS, please register or log in at the Climate Action Fair Virtual Expo.



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