The 3rd International Forum: Energy for Sustainable Development will be held at the Issyk-Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan on 12-14 September 2012. The Forum will be organized jointly by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This Forum is the third in a series of International Energy Efficiency Forums following those held in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2010 and in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in 2011.
The Forum is designed for policy makers and experts in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable use of energy, as well as economic and social development, governance, financing, and energy and utility infrastructure development. It will include a high-level round-table organized by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The round-table will bring together ministers and high level officials of the government bodies responsible for energy and sustainable development in the countries of Central Asia and neighboring regions.
The Forum will explore policies and legislation needed to support energy efficiency improvement and access to cleaner energy. Forum participants will discuss how to institute the necessary investment frameworks for energy efficiency and sustainable use of energy. Discussions will be enriched by presentations on relevant experiences and good practices from Europe, Asia and other regions of the world. Energy efficiency in buildings will also be extensively discussed at the Forum.
The geographic focus of the Forum, similar to that of the two previous Forums, is on Central Asia and its neighbouring regions. However participation is expected not only from Europe and Asia but from other regions of the world as well.
The plenary session of the first day of the Forum will be followed by several thematic workshops on the second and the third days, which will cover the following topics:
1) Legal and regulatory frameworks to promote energy efficiency and cleaner energy technologies in North and Central Asia;
2) Energy efficiency in buildings;
3) Foreign direct investments (FDI) in advanced fossil fuel technologies;
4) Case studies on energy efficiency financing and promotion of advanced energy efficiency technologies.
More information on the Forum, including the provisional agenda, will be made available later on this web-page.
For additional details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Information Note for Participants