BCSE and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) convened a press conference on the Mission Efficiency Call to Action, which urges Parties to the Paris Agreement to commit to more than doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements annually by 2030.
The panel was moderated by Elizabeth Wangeci Chege of SEforAll, who called for the inclusion of clear and ambitious language on energy efficiency in the final text of COP 28. BCSE President Lisa Jacobson spoke on the Call to Action and highlighted the 30 signatories, including the countries of Ghana, Kenya, and the United Kingdom.
Bob Hinkle of Metrus Energy discussed Metrus’s commitment to further progress on energy efficiency by doubling its investment commitment to “America is All In” from $200 million to $400 million. David Mutisya of the Ministry of Energy of Kenya spoke on his country’s commitment to advancing energy efficiency and how to build coordination at the international level.
Finally, Christine Egan of CLASP shared information on a new “Net Zero Heroes” report on necessary actions to improve the energy efficiency of appliances. CLASP’s report was covered in the Dec. 10 issue of ECO Newsletter, the civil society newsletter published daily at COP 28 by Climate Action Network International.
- Elizabeth Chege – Energy Efficiency Specialist, SEforALL
- Christine Egan – Executive Director & CEO of CLASP
- Lisa Jacobson – President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
- Bob Hinkle – CEO, Metrus Energy
- David Mutisya – Senior Deputy Director Renewable Energy, Kenya Ministry of Energy