BEHAVE 2020 – 6th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency

21 April, 2021 - 23 April, 2021
UN City, Denmark

Main Objectives and targeted audience

  • To foster political support to integrate behavioural insights in energy efficiency policy making and programme designing;
  • To facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas, field experiences, and scientific studies among researchers, practitioners, and government officials regarding the application of behavioural insights for accelerating and upscaling energy efficiency improvement;
  • To disseminate good practices and latest knowledge on behavioural insights application in energy efficiency in the private sector

The targeted audience will include scholars, energy efficiency policymakers and regulators, decision-makers, international development workers, as well as practitioners and the private sector. BEHAVE 2018 attracted over 320 participants. We expect to see another record high number of participants in Copenhagen.

Main topics

  • Behavioural insights and their application in the developing world
  • Integrating behavioural insights in international development assistance
  • Integrating behavioural insights in private sector companies and business models
  • Promoting sustainable energy behaviours: instruments, interventions and evaluation of behaviour change effects
  • Behavioural insights for effective climate change mitigation
  • Behavioural potential to facilitate the smart grid and demand response
  • End-use energy efficiency in buildings and organisations
  • Users behaviour in transport and mobility
  • Behaviour integration into energy modelling
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to energy behaviours for achieving the SDGs

How to participate

The portal for on-line registration and paper and proposal submission will be open from 10 February 2020. More information about the event, including a detailed programme, scientific committee members, and keynote speakers will be published and regularly updated. For more information, please follow us at;

The Venue: UN City Copenhagen office building was opened in July 2013 and today houses 11 UN organizations with 1,500 staff members representing more than 100 nationalities. The building has multiple meeting rooms and is the venue for frequent UN conferences and international meetings. It is one of the most sustainable buildings of its kind in Scandinavia. The building has been designed to use at least 55 per cent less energy than a similar-sized office building and showcase the UN’s mission of making operations more energy efficient.

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