The 4th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency , organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA), took place in Dublin, Ireland, on June 24 and 25. With the presence of ministers, CEOs, heads of international organizations and other leaders from the sector, the event addressed the impact of digitalization on energy efficiency and lessons learned. There were also discussions on financing, business and policy innovations and the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, as well as exhibitions of new technologies. During the meeting, the Prime Minister of Ireland emphasized his belief that investment in efficiency, innovation and smart technology is the foundation of the low carbon development plan of the country. He spoke about climate policy being a vector of local development, with the objective of guaranteeing competitiveness to the country’s main economic sector (agriculture) with reduced carbon footprints. In this context, energy efficiency is a central element.
The Chinese representative said that combating climate change and the reduction of air pollution are commitments made by president Xi Jinping. All government planning, he explained, involves a long-term strategy for energy efficiency, based on legal standards, and structural actions in the industrial sectors, with the decommissioning of the oldest power plants, and green financing. In relation to the United States, the representative assured that economic growth, combating pollution, and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a priority. Click here for more information.