Paris workshop: Energy sufficiency – Future reality accepted or suffered: The view point of stakeholders

Arranged by eceee and ADEME in cooperation with AFD (Agence Française de Développement) with financial support from the KR Foundation

When: 16 May 2019. 9.00­–18.00 (registration from 8.30)
Where: Agence Française de Développement (AFD) 
Le Mistral 3 Place Louis Armand, 75598 Paris, France (next to Gare de Lyon). See map/plan mistral (pdf).
Languages: English and French - simultaneous translation


Download summary report (English pdf) (French pdf)


(Introduction. Pour un version Française, clickez ici, svp)

This workshop is part of eceee’s work on energy sufficiency.  

The energy sufficiency project has produced a number of concept papers and workshop reports, available on the project website:  The concept papers discuss different aspects of energy sufficiency and are intended to stimulate debate.  The workshops are part of the conversation about the issues that the papers raise.

The final stages of the project will bring together the ideas debated into briefings for local, national and EU policy makers.  This workshop is designed to contribute the views of stakeholders in France as well as from other countries, and to allow those who are interested in energy sufficiency to listen to one another’s ideas.

Energy sufficiency 

Energy sufficiency can be described as a state in which people’s basic needs for energy services are met equitably and ecological limits are respected.  It can also be described as the actions that move us towards this state; policy or practice changes that change the nature or the quantity of the energy services that we demand.

This workshop 

The workshop will offer French and international views on the concept of sufficiency and how it can be translated to action in sectors including buildings, appliances, urban planning and transport, and agriculture.

Attendees will hear and discuss the views of a wide range of stakeholders including government, NGOs, civil society representatives, academics and international organisations.

A report on the workshop will be produced, circulated to all attendees and made available on the project website.


9:00 – 9:30



Opening Session

9:30 – 9:50



Welcome :

ADEME (François Moisan, Executive Director, DEPR, France)

eceee (Nils Borg, Executive Director, Sweden)

AFD: (Christian de Gromard, Energy referent, France)


Session 1: 
Concepts & Definition: Where are we?
Eric Vidalenc (ADEME)

9:50 – 10:10

10:10– 10:25

10:25 – 10:40


Definitions & concepts on energy efficiency: Joanne Wade (ADE, UK)

Roles of energy sufficiency in a citizen energy transition: Patrick Behm (Labo ESS, France)

Sufficiency: The need to develop a global approach Energy, Resources, Consumption Jean-Louis Bergey (ADEME, France)

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee break


Session 2: 
Which policy-mix for sufficiency: sectoral approach
Jean-Sébastien Broc (IEECP)

11:00 – 11:20

11:20 – 11:40

11:40 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:20

12:20 – 12:40

Sufficiency policies in building: Anja Bierwirth (Wuppertal institute, Germany)

Sufficiency policies in urbanism: Lorenzo Pagliano (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Sufficiency policies for electrical appliances: Sophie Attali (Sowatt, France)

Sufficiency policies in transport: Heike Brugger (Fraunhofer-ISI, Germany)

Sufficiency policies in agriculture: Nicolas Tonnet (ADEME, France)

13:00 – 14:00



Session 3: Round table
Energy sufficiency myth or reality :  The view point of stakeholders
 Stéphane Signoret (Energie plus)

 14:00 - 16:30

View point of a ministry: Joseph Hajjar (MTES/EPM, France)

View point of an energy efficiency agency: Chiara Martini (ENEA, Italy)



View point of an international organisation: Benoit Lebot (IPEEC, France)

View point of an NGO: Edouard Toulouse (Negawatt/réseau ENOUGH) France)

View point of energy utility: Dominique Osso (EDF, France)

View point  of industrial: Claire Tutenuit (EPE, France)

View point of a local actor: Barbara Nicolo (Virages-énergie, France)

View point of a local actor: Julien Camacho (CLER, France)

View point of an international donor: José Lopez (AFD, France)

16:30 - 16:45

Coffee break

                                  Session 4: 
                                  Energy sufficiency and social transition


16:45 -17.00               Policies to reach 1,5 °C : role of energy sufficiency: Yamina Saheb
                                   (GIEC & Energy charter, Belgium)
17:00 - 17:15             Fuel poverty versus energy efficiency:
                                   Marine Cornelis (Nextenergiescons, Italy)

17:15 - 17:30              Energy sufficiency is a political and social question above all:
                                   Solange Martin (ADEME, France

 17 :45 :                     Conclusions


                                   Joanne Wade (ADE-eceee); François Moisan (ADEME)