Call for papers - International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference 2017

Start/Stop Date:
15 Jan 2017
International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC)
The Eastin Grand Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Focus Areas:
Evaluation of energy policies and programmes
Type of Event:

IEPPEC builds a community to support the evaluation of energy policies and programmes to ensure the best possible investment of resources.

The Paris Agreement and You
The agreement is a collection of self-imposed national plans for holding emissions to a level scientists believe will prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). But the past year contained many reminders of how difficult implementing the agreement will be compared with the feel-good exercise of approving and ratifying it.  Now, more than ever before, resource allocation will matter.  Feeling good about what is being done will not cut the emissions.  Solid evaluation work to assure quality investments of people and financial resources is now required.

Call For Abstracts Open Until January 15
Topics Submit Abstracts here

The IEPPEC Asia-Pacific conference aims at exchanging new ideas, inputs for current and upcoming debates, feedback from direct experiences, and lessons learnt about all the stages of evaluations. Examples follow:

1.  Energy policies within or related to the Asia-Pacific region.

2.  The multiple impacts of energy efficiency and how they can be used to develop better policies and programmes and secure wider engagement with energy efficiency.

3. The role of energy efficiency and renewable energy in meeting carbon reduction targets and economic, social and environmental targets under the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

4.  Work to establish Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)  and evaluate progress towards securing those commitments.

5.  Technologies and programmes, including the effectiveness of different delivery methods, approaches to engagement, and the understanding of human and system behaviour.

6.  Use of evaluations: how can we best communicate outputs and include findings into policy and programme decision making processes, dissemination of results and sharing of methods, and experience.

Note:  Abstracts should not exceed 350 words regardless of format selected.

Why Asia Pacific
The IEPPEC Asia-Pacific conference will exchange new ideas and share experiences and lessons learnt through all stages of evaluation.  This is essential to developing effective energy policies and programmes.

Evaluation of energy policy and programmes is essential to developing effective policy and to understanding the impacts of policy and programme implementation. The International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) was established in the mid-1980s in the USA and has achieved success as a high-quality and influential forum and community of evaluators. In 2010, IEPEC initiated the International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC) in Europe to meet the International evaluation environment. IEPPEC is now a self-sufficient organization and community.

However, the practice of evaluation is lagging behind in many parts of the world, especially in many Asian developing economies. To fill this gap, a joint workshop was held by the IEPPEC and the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) in October, 2015 in Beijing. More than 100 attendees from Asian economies including China, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand and non-Asian economies including Germany, UK, and US attended the workshop and decided to establish a platform to discuss and exchange experiences, current strategies, policies, protocols, and regulations for designing and implementing policy and programme evaluations. The initital workshop was followed up by a second workshop in Chinese Taipei in April 2016 organized by the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre in coordination with the International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC).

The International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Community, Asia-Pacific (IEPPEC Asia-Pacific) will be a community of energy policy and programme evaluators who will support effective policymaking and which will make the world a better place. The community will be professional, confident, sustainable, and self-reliant.  We will continue to work as partners with the IEPEC and IEPPEC organizations and communities in Europe and North America.

The community will facilitate experience sharing and identify best practice approaches that could be adopted in Asia economies. The relationship with APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C), International Energy Agency (IEA), World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and USAID will be established to coordinate awareness improvement and capacity building in this area.

Final Presentation and or Paper Format Options
We are seeking no more than 300- to 350-word abstracts for any one of the following formats:

1.  Full, peer reviewed papers that will be presented in a 15-minute or a 10-minute presentation at the conference.

2.  Panel Discussions: A session where a topic of interest or that is controversial is discussed by experts. Panels usually offer multiple perspectives. In general there are three discussants and one moderator. Full papers are not required for this option.

3.  Presentations Only (Papers are not required):  Submit an idea for a 10-minute conference presentation

4.  Posters

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