8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

IEA 8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency


The 8th Global Conference will feature over 30 highly engaging panel discussions, workshops, roundtables and site visits across three days.

6 June: Special events with panel discussions and roundtable discussions on a wide range of topics, as well as a welcome reception
7 June: High-level panels of CEOs, Ministers and other senior leaders. Roundtable workshops for invited guests
8 June: While a closed-door ministerial discussion takes place, other participants will have the chance to take part in site visits to energy-efficient technology centres, further special events and roundtable workshops

A full Global Conference agenda is available on the page below and in pdf. More detailed agendas for 6 and 8 June special events can be found by clicking on the title of session. 

June 6, 2023
08:00 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
09:00 - 11:45
Energy management in the digital age: Unlocking opportunities for SMEs in industry and commercial buildings
Event led by the European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Industrial and buildings energy use make up some 70 percent of our final energy consumption, and are in need of improved energy performance processes. Addressing that energy use is key to achieving global long-term climate and energy objectives. How are digitalisation and improvements in energy management standards starting to have an impact?
09:15 - 12:00
Appliance standards in a net zero future: A call to action on harmonising international standards
Event led by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Energy Foundation China (EFC) According to the IEA, to reach net zero goals a majority of appliances and cooling systems sold globally should be best in class by 2030. What role can standards play in accelerating appliance energy efficiency globally, and how can we promote harmonisation of standards to meet longterm climate change objectives?
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and networking
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 13:30
Exchanging lessons from the energy crisis in accelerating efficiency
Event led by The Energy Efficiency Hub What have governments learned from their efforts to rapidly scale up energy efficiency measures since early 2022? The Energy Efficiency Hub regularly brings officials and experts from Members together to share their experience. This session will bring a global perspective to policy approaches that have proven effective and challenges that remain.
13:00 - 15:30
Financing and business models for scaling energy efficiency action
Energy service companies (ESCOs) deliver energy efficiency projects that are financed through the resulting energy cost savings, and can thus unlock energy efficiency action at scale. This event will explore innovative and digital business models that deliver significant energy savings, and solutions for governments to amplify these approaches.
14:00 - 17:30
Powering the Future: Leveraging digitalisation for whole system efficiency
Event led by the IEA Digital Demand-Driven Electricity Networks (3DEN) Initiative The mounting pressures to decarbonise and electrify, in conjunction with the climate and energy crises, are creating a new imperative for efficiency. How can digitalisation support greater efficiency and fast-track implementation across sectors and systems? This event will explore the role of smart grids for supporting reliable and efficient power systems in emerging and developing countries.
15:00 - 16:00
Coffee and networking
16:00 - 18:00
The role of the public sector in responding to the global energy crisis
What is the role of the public sector in both acting as a leading example of energy consumption reduction and incentivising broader investments in energy efficiency activities? Opportunities for the public sector to respond to current global challenges will form a core theme of this event, aiming to foster a dialogue on short and medium-term solutions
18:00 - 19:00
Revolutionising the energy efficiency narrative
Despite the wide range of multiple benefits, environmental, economic, and social, provided by energy efficiency, the pace of global annual improvement remains below target. Based on International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis, there is potential for the annual energy efficiency improvement rate to double from its current level in order to be in line with global climate change objectives.
19:00 - 20:00
Welcome reception