9th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

IEA 9th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency



The 9th Global Conference will feature highly engaging panel discussions, workshops and roundtables.

21 May: Main conference day, high-level panels and gala dinner.

22 May: Ministerial day, CEO roundtable and special events.

You will find the draft agenda in PDF format below.


1 : May 21, 2024
08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:50
High-level opening plenary
Conference opening by His Excellency William Ruto, President of Kenya, Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, and other leaders. Speakers:
09:50 - 11:00
Doubling energy efficiency and ensuring affordability
Following the pledge during COP28 to double energy efficiency by the end of this decade, this panel will look at the global policy and market responses to accelerating energy efficiency whilst ensuring that consumers have access to efficient, affordable and clean energy services.
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee and networking
11:30 - 12:40
Efficiency for quality of life, comfort and mobility
Accelerating energy efficiency has significant potential for transforming the global buildings sector, boosting the clean energy transition and reducing carbon emissions whilst delivering comfortable, affordable living and working spaces. What needs to be done this decade to unlock the sector’s full potential, improving lives and creating opportunities at the same time as meeting our long-term climate objectives?
12:40 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:40
Delivering affordable clean cooking and energy access for all
Universal access to efficient clean cooking by 2030 can only be achieved through robust policy and innovative financing, drawing on best practice. How can we scale up resources and share experiences to make this a reality?
15:40 - 16:10
Coffee and networking
16:10 - 17:20
Accelerating investment and action towards net zero
What policy actions are available for governments and industry to double energy efficiency progress this decade and put the world on a path to net zero? How can leaders expand global access to financing for efficiency, and what does a more resilient, efficient and low-carbon economy look like?
17:20 - 17:30
Closing remarks
What policy actions are available for governments and industry to double energy efficiency progress this decade and put the world on a path to net zero? How can leaders expand global access to financing for efficiency, and what does a more resilient, efficient and low-carbon economy look like?
18:00 - 20:00
Gala Diner


2 : May 22, 2024
08:00 - 09:00
Welcome and coffee
09:00 - 11:00
Ministerial discussion
(Open exclusively to Ministers and official Heads of Delegation, plus one.) Ministers from across the world share insights with each other into how they are working to accelerate policy action to boost energy efficiency for affordability, security and climate action, with a particular focus on the actions needed to accelerate progress towards a doubling energy efficiency this decade.
09:00 - 11:00
CEO Roundtable
Co-hosted by the Energy Efficiency Movement and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (Open exclusively to business leaders from attending companies). Business leaders discuss the important role of the private sector in enhancing action on energy efficiency through increased investment, new business models, emerging technologies, innovation and public-private partnerships. Discussions will include a focus on the role international companies can play in driving energy efficiency progress in emerging and developing economies.
09:00 - 11:00
Accelerating energy efficiency in buildings
(Special event open to all) A quadrupling of buildings efficiency progress will be key for achieving net zero emissions by mid-century. This session will feature discussions with policy makers, businesses, and international experts on how to accelerate energy efficiency in buildings.
09:00 - 11:00
Delivering a super-efficient future for appliances
(Special event open to all) Enhancing the energy efficiency of appliances will be critical for achieving a doubling of energy efficiency progress. This session will discuss policy approaches for boosting access to higher efficiency appliances in global markets, and actions that can address dumping of inefficient or second-hand models in developing markets.
11:30 - 12:30
Minister-CEO dialogue: Public-private perspectives for increased ambition
Event open to ministerial and CEO roundtable participants. Ministers and CEOs come together to examine the morning’s discussions, taking steps towards stronger collaboration between the public and private sectors to boost efficiency across the global economy.
12:00 - 13:30
Renovating Buildings to Raise Energy Performance: Cases from around the World
Event organised by The Energy Efficiency Hub The Energy Efficiency Hub regularly brings officials and experts from their members to share best practices and experiences on energy efficiency policy and implementation. This session will gather lessons from around the world on improving the energy performance of existing buildings, whether through dedicated programmes or components of broader building renovations. Speakers will share case studies of past and current programmes, describing objectives, challenges, approaches and results. They will represent a variety of circumstances and sectors, to give a sense of the differences and the commonalities that countries confront in making progress in this diverse sector.
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 17:30
Achieving universal access to efficient clean cooking
Nearly one in three people still lack access to clean cooking facilities, with major ramifications for public health, local environments and socio-economic development. This session will highlight policies, technologies, investments and implementation efforts that can accelerate inclusive progress towards gender inclusive, universal access to clean cooking by 2030.
14:00 - 17:30
Driving forward with electric mobility
Electric vehicles are rapidly gaining market share around the world, and last year saw continued strong growth in sales, including for two and three-wheelers. This session will explore opportunities and challenges for expanding access to electric mobility whilst ensuring sustainable energy systems.
14:00 - 17:30
Scaling energy efficiency action in industry
Under the IEA Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario, mass deployment of more efficient and digitalised processes, new technologies, increased recycling, and electrification all work to reduce global industrial energy use. Early action will also play a key role in ensuring doubling of energy efficiency progress this decade. This session will explore the key actions that governments can take in unison with the private sector to help achieve this clean energy transition while driving economic growth.
14:00 - 17:30
Using digitalisation to boost power system efficiency
Electricity system losses during transmission and distribution can lead to increased strain on power systems while demand for electricity continues to grow. This session will aim to explore policy, financial and business solutions aimed at reducing losses.