Energy Efficient Prosperity, IEA Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies, COP21 Side Event


On the 1 December 2015 the International Energy Agency held a conference on Energy Efficient Prosperity as part of the UNFCCC 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) in Paris. 

17 speakers from 10 countries spoke to a full conference room about the contribution energy efficiency makes to their countries’ strategic priorities of economic and social development.   Please find the agenda here.  


SESSION 1: What is Energy Efficient Prosperity?

The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and their Contribution to Social and Economic Development in Emerging Economies, Philippe Benoit, International Energy Agency, Head, Energy Efficiency & Environment

Scaling up Energy Efficiency in India, Saurabh Kumar, Energy Efficiency Services Limited

- Energy Efficiency's Contribution to Economic and Social Development in China, Dai Yande, Energy Research Institute, China

-Energy Efficiency is the new way of power generation, Kofi Agyarko, Ghana Energy Commission


SESSION 2: Economic Benefits of Improved Energy Efficiency

Impacts of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings: Experiences Across India, S Raghupathy, India Green Building Council

CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre

India Cement Roadmap: Improving Energy Efficiency to Increase Profitability, K.N. Rao, ACC Limited

Examples of How Energy Efficiency Investments in Industry have Improved Profitability, Nigel Jollands, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

South Africa: Benefits of More Reliable Supply to the Economy, Marco Baroni, International Energy Agency

The Economic Benefits of Energy Efficiency as a Power Sector Resource, Lei Xianzhang, China State Grid Company 


SESSION 3: How energy efficiency improves our lives

Accelerating the Global Pace of Energy Access through Energy Efficiency Improvements, Matt Jordan, CLASP

Expanding Energy Access by Scaling Up Energy Efficiency in Africa,  Emmanuel Ackom, GNESD

Social Impacts of Improving the Efficiency of the Energy Water Nexus, Brian Wilkinson, South Africa Green Buildings Council

Ukraine Space Heating : Enabling Social Welfare and Increased Comfort through Improved Energy Efficiency, Vladimir Shimkin


Health Benefits of Reducing Air Pollution through Improved Energy Efficiency, Carlos Dora, World Health Organisation