The UN Sustainable Energy for All: a global platform to achieve the transition to efficient appliances & equipment

Start/Stop Date:
19 Feb 2014
United Nations
European Commission, Charlemagne building, Alcide de Gasperi room
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency, efficient appliances, ecodesign, energy labeling
Type of Event:

Alcide de Gasperi room - 4.30 - 6.00 p.m.

Accelerating the use of efficient appliances and equipment such as lighting, air conditioners, refrigerators, electric motors or transformers is critical for improving energy efficiency globally. The EU’s Ecodesign and Energy Labeling directives are a successful example of how to achieve this. Efficiency has been identified as a focus area to achieve the goals of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

This event will present international best practices to accelerate action for the development of policies and regulation to ensure the transition to efficient appliances and equipment in developing and emerging economies.

The event will discuss how a new public-private partnership can make a global transition to efficient appliances and equipment happen.

Presenters include:

  • Zitouni Ould-Dada, Head Technology Unit, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Philips Lighting
  • Steven Kukoda, Vice-President, International Copper Association
  • Eric Gibbs, Senior Director Country Programs, CLASP
  • Ruben Kubiak, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
  • Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (t.b.c.)

Please join us for a networking cocktail at the end of the event!

For more information, please visit the conference website here. Registration is mandatory, please contact Kornelia Guse at, +33 1 44 37 16 33. Please note space is limited.