The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) , which serves as the Energy Efficiency Hub of the SE4ALL initiative, as one of its core activities, works to analyse and promote opportunities for accelerating energy efficiency uptake globally. As part of this broad mandate the Centre has engaged four regional partners in a detailed assessment of current energy efficiency policies, priorities and opportunities in selected countries in each region with the dual objectives of identifying key opportunities for support and at the same time being able to share experiences and best practice examples.
The regional partners are:
- The Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand
- The Bariloche Foundation in Argentina
- The Centre for Energy Efficiency (CENEf) in Moscow
- The Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town
The reports analyse the barriers and opportunities in the uptake of energy efficiency and provides recommendations on future activities that would accelerate energy efficiency in these countries. Energy demand in the regions will rise significantly in the coming decades as a result of population growth, enhanced economic activity and increased energy access. It is therefore extremely important to ensure that energy efficiency opportunities are fully utilised.
The African regional report, prepared by the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, is devoted to the Africa region and provides assessment of existing energy efficiency policies and initiatives in 24 countries.
The Southeast Asian regional report is prepared by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and provides observations on existing energy efficiency policies and initiatives in five Southeast Asian countries.
The Latin American and Caribbean regional report is prepared by Daniel Bouille and Beno Ruchansky from the Bariloche Foundation, and is de-voted to the Latin American and Caribbean region and provides assessment of existing energy efficiency policies and initiatives.
The report for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia region is prepared by the Centre for Energy Efficiency (CENEf) in Moscow, Russia, and provides observations on existing energy efficiency trends, policies and initiatives in 10 selected countries.