Bringing together recognised leaders to navigate and stimulate the debate.
On 30 and 31 March 2015, leading thinkers and influencers will convene in Monaco for roundtables in the context of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF).
Hosted by Prince Albert II of Monaco, Johnson Controls, GE Lighting and The Climate Group, the EEF is a flagship event that promotes economy wide improvements in energy efficiency as one of the most effective means to mitigate climate change, reduce environmental degradation and stimulate economic growth simultaneously.
The next and 6th edition of the EEF will take place in 2016. The purpose of this year's roundtable is to maintain the momentum towards the 2016 EEF, and to provide an opportunity for experts and influencers to come together to discuss three inter-connected themes: Technological innovation, Social innovation, Financial and business model innovation.
Following these discussions, delegates will have a chance to consider how these innovations will shape "The Road to Paris", meaning the policy landscape in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit scheduled for December in Paris (COP21).
Held under the theme "Targeting Efficiency for Economic Recovery" committing to Growth, the forum welcomed more than 170 European policy and decision makers, private, public, and civil society representatives.
The attendees discussed the policies necessary to support greater energy efficiency investments and heard examples of best practices where energy efficiency has spurred economic development in addition to comfort, health, productivity and other benefits.
"By improving individual energy performance, each of us is acting for the planet, whilst continuing to maintain our comforts and safeguarding our finances. We should not forget that this creates economic momentum, which for once, does not recklessly consume our natural resources, but preserves them."
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
If You look for: "Immediate Actions to reduce Air Pollutions and Climate Troubles", "Safer Energy Supplies, including Renewable", "Sustainable Development of all Countries" ,, then think about Energy Efficiency, and participate in the Monaco EEForum 2011, to build up a smarter future.
Serge de Gheldere:
"It is time to reframe the climate debate - away from idealism or altruism and towards business intelligence."
"Energy efficiency is carbon efficiency, being the first and most important step on the way towards a low carbon society. Energy efficiency is also sustainability at it 's best, creating potential large savings on energy costs, being a competitive advantage for the businesses and cooperation's investing."
"Smart companies and countries have long realised the benefits of prioritising energy efficiency investments. With the triple challenge of increasing energy costs, supply concerns and climate protection, there has never been a better time to step up the drive to greater efficiency.
The smarter countries and companies will ensure energy efficiency initiatives represent commitments for the long term. It is only through such longer term approaches that we can deliver the full benefits of efficiency programs to the societies we all serve."
All greenhouse gas emissions relating to the organisation of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum will be offset thanks to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s “Monaco Carbon Offsetting” Programme.