Ministerial-level Thematic Forums will bring together key stakeholders virtually over five days, 21-25 June 2021, to mobilize actions as a major milestone on the road to the High-level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021.
Ministers from national governments and leaders from business, cities, civil society and youth organizations and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to showcase solutions and partnerships on each priority theme and present their Energy Compacts, setting out their voluntary commitments and actions.
Two UNEP-led side events will be held at the Ministerial Thematic Forums:
Regional Compact for Higher Performance ‘Eco-Efficient’ Lighting, Appliances and Equipment for All (23 June 2021 at 6.45 to 8.00 pm CEST)
This event, hosted by U4E, will bring together stakeholders to discuss firm commitments for internationally harmonised regional standards, fostering joint implementation support, market monitoring and financing as well as encouraging incentives that ramp-up the introduction of eco-efficient products, including through green procurement.
Delivering on Energy, Health, Climate and Food through action on Efficient, Climate-Friendly Cooling (24 June 2021 at 12.00 to 1.00pm CEST)
In this year of action, strengthening action on efficient-climate friendly cooling is key to achieve a whole-system transformation across energy, health and food while delivering on the climate agenda.
To highlight how action on cooling can simultaneously contribute to the energy transition, the goals of the UN Food Systems Summit and those of COP26, the Cool Coalition and SEforALL are hosting a side event at the Ministerial Thematic Forums for the High-level Dialogue on Energy.
This event will present a new Energy Compact on Cooling and showcase concrete commitments and strategies by countries, cities, private sector and civil society to make this opportunity for system transformation on energy, food, health and climate a reality.
The UNEP DTU Partnership will also be hosting a side event:
Policies and Investment on Energy Efficient Lighting: Models for Success (22 June 2021 at 6.45 to 8.00 pm CEST)
This event will discuss the opportunities for market transformation of lighting, appliances and equipment, through policy regulations, green procurement, assessment tools and innovative business models. Best practices, including examples from U4E, will be presented on policy design, along with a specific focus on a business model adopted by Argentinian municipalities for energy efficiency technology procurement, resulting in evident economies of scale.