9th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

IEA 9th Annual Global 
 Conference on Energy 

Nairobi, Kenya
May 21-22, 2024

The IEA's 9th Global Conference

will once again bring together global leaders in government, business and civil society, from across every continent, to accelerate policy action on energy efficiency.

The 9th Global Conference is co-hosted by IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol and Kenya’s Minister of Energy and Petroleum Davis Chirchir, and will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21 to 22 May 2024. This marks the first year in which the event is being held on the African continent, and reflects the IEA’s strengthening partnership with Kenya, which recently joined the IEA family as an Association country. 

The event will be the key moment in 2024 to consolidate progress and drive momentum towards the global goal of doubling energy efficiency progress between now and 2030 – a key outcome of COP28. Energy efficiency is a vital tool for addressing climate change, as well as energy affordability, security and access, and the Global Conference will seek to boost ambition on efficiency to improve the lives and livelihoods of citizens across the globe. 

Across two days of workshops, roundtables and high-level panel discussions, attendees will focus on action-oriented solutions to today’s global clean energy challenges that boost efficiency, access and affordability, and put people at the heart of the clean energy transition.

Participation is by invitation only, but if you have any questions then please contact energy.efficiency@iea.org. 

Key Materials

Versailles Statement: The crucial decade for energy efficiency

Ministerial communique endorsed by 46 governments at the IEA's 8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency, held in June 2023 in Versailles, France.
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Energy Efficiency: The Decade for Action

In support of the 8th Global Conference, the IEA produced Energy Efficiency – The Decade for Action, a report highlighting the importance of energy efficiency actions in the coming years. The analysis examines recent trends relating to demand and policies and the next steps for the improvement, implementation and investment required for an energy efficient future.
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Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5 °C Goal in Reach

This 2023 update to the IEA’s Net Zero Roadmap, initially published in 2021, sets out an updated pathway to net zero by 2050, taking account of the key developments that have occurred since 2021.
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Unlocking Smart Grid Opportunities in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies

As part of the Digital Demand Driven Electricity Networks (3DEN) initiative, this report provides guidance for energy policy makers on possible ways to enable and drive investments in smart and resilient electricity grids. It also gives suggestions on how to start creating an environment that supports the effective use of innovative digital technologies within the electricity sector.
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