Energy-efficient lighting, appliances and equipment: opportunities for developing and emerging economies

Start/Stop Date:
15 Nov 2017
United for Energy (U4E)
World Conference Center Bonn (On the grounds of the DHL Post Tower) 9.00–17.00
Focus Areas:
Energy efficient lighting, appliances and equipment
Type of Event:

Join us to network with senior officials, top business executives and civil society leaders!

United for Efficiency is pleased to welcome you to a high-level conference on accelerating the global transition to energy-efficient products. UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim will lead off the event, which will feature senior government officials, top business executives, and civil society leaders. Throughout the day, participants will highlight progress on policies and programmes that are being implemented in developing and emerging economies. Learn about new resources, key findings, and opportunities to get involved.

Agenda and confirmed speakers:

9 a.m. Opening Plenary 

Presenter: Mark Radka Energy and Climate Branch Chief UN Environment

  • Erik Solheim Executive Director UN Environment
  • Naoko Ishii Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson Global Environment Facility
  • Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer Sustainable Energy for All
  • Bertrand Piccard Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Explorer, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation
  • Mahama Kappiah Executive Director ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Benoît Lebot Executive Director International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation

11:05 a.m. Indoor and Outdoor Lighting

Presenter: Orsola Irene Mautone Policy Officer Directorate General for Energy, European Commission

  • Andreas Wente Chief Executive Officer Lighting Solution OSRAM
  • Ignacio Santelices Energy Efficiency Director Ministry of Energy Chile
  • Kudakwashe Ndhlukula Executive Director Southern African Development Community’s Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 
  • Harry Verhaar Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Philips Lighting

1:20 p.m. Room Air Conditioners and Household Refrigerators

Presenter: Nihar Shah Senior Scientific Engineering Associate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Moderator: Vera Scholz Head of Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Division GIZ

  • Edgar Gutierrez Espeleta Minister of Environment and Energy Costa Rica
  • Hakan Hamdi Bulgurlu Chief Executive Officer Arçelik A.Ş.
  • Mauri Ståhl Senior Vice President of Global Products for Food Preservation Electrolux 
  • Dan Hamza-Goodacre Executive Director Climate Works Foundation
  • Faustin Munyazikwiye Director of Climate Change and International Obligations Unit Rwanda Environmental Management Authority

3:05 p.m. Electric Motors and Distribution Transformers

Presenter: Maarten van Werkhoven Operating Agent for the IEA 4E Motor Systems Annex  International Energy Agency

Moderator: Steven Kukoda Executive Director International Copper Association

  • Tobias Becker Senior Vice President; Head of Africa Programme ABB
  • Oğuz Can Director General Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Turkey
  • Marcel Alers Head of Energy United Nations Development Programme
  • Nomsa Zondi Coordinator, Climate Funds Development Bank of Southern Africa

3:55 p.m. Financing Market Transformation Programmes

  • Victor Minguez Head Carbon Reporting and Advisory responsAbility Investments Global Climate Partnership Fund
  • Daniel Magallón Managing Director BASE

5:00 p.m. Reception

The event is free but places are limited. Register here!