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In response to the interest by Parties and other stakeholders on renewable energy supply (RE) and energy efficiency in urban environments (EE/UE) during last June’s session, the secretariat has planned two follow up dialogues on RE and EE/UE.

These follow up dialogues provide a platform for the partner organizations and other relevant initiatives to show how they have assisted Parties in implementing identified policy options. They can also share their views on what has changed after the Paris agreement, and discuss how they envision the continued engagement of participating organizations in the technical examination process.

The programme

TEM Follow up on Renewable Energy Supply (RE) - Thursday 19 May (18:30 – 20:00) – Room Bonn 1-2

Prepared in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Enhancing renewable energy supply has been considered as one of the fundamental steps towards achieving a low-carbon energy system and development pathway[1]. To this end, provision of a stable policy framework in countries is one preferred option to address technical, economic and political barriers confronted in renewable energy supply. It enhances investor confidence in renewable energy and allows for national renewable energy policies to be adapted in order to reflect changing market conditions.

TEM Follow up on Energy Efficiency in Urban Environments – Friday 20 May (18:30 – 20:00) – Room Bonn 1-2

Prepared in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The mitigation potential of energy efficiency is found primarily in urban environments as this is where the majority of people live and where most of the economic activity takes place. With growing urban populations, particularly in developing countries, it is particularly relevant to focus on the mitigation potential of energy efficiency in urban environment.

During the May 2016 session, the UNFCCC is coordinating the Climate Action Fair, which encompasses the activities related to pre-2020 action by Parties and non-Party stakeholders. The main events are the Technical Expert Meetings.

[1] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

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