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2021-07-13
UNECE new national studies on energy efficiency in buildings for Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and the Republic of Moldova
UNECE

UNECE has developed three in-depth national studies for Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and the Republic of Moldova under the project “Enhancing National Capacities to Develop and Implement Energy Efficiency Standards for Buildings in the UNECE Region”, which aims to enhance capacity of the UNECE member States to improve energy efficiency in buildings, with a focus on residential buildings. More information on UNECE helps Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Moldova scale up cost-effective climate action by improving buildings’ energy efficiency 

2021-02-09 | IEA
India Energy Outlook 2021

The India Energy Outlook 2021 is a new special report from the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook series. The report explores the opportunities and challenges ahead for India as it seeks to ensure reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to a growing population. The report examines pathways out of the crisis that emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as longer-term trends, exploring how India’s energy sector might evolve to 2040 under a range of scenarios. The report is presented as a series of ‘deep dives’ exploring cross-cutting issues, including:

- The effects of economic growth, urbanisation and industrialisation on India’s fuel and sector-level demand trends.
- The evolution of mobility, including electrification, in the context of growing urbanisation.
- The prospects for expanding energy access, especially in rural areas.
- Flexibility requirements in the power sector under ambitious renewable capacity targets and a significant rise in electricity demand – especially from air conditioners.
- Challenges and opportunities for clean energy finance, including investments in solar energy and batteries
- The supply and infrastructure required for an expanded role for natural gas, along with a sector-level assessment of its potential.
- Impacts of India’s energy policy choices on energy access, air pollution and carbon emissions.
- India’s growing importance in global energy issues, and the implications of its development trajectory on international energy supply, trade and investment.

2014-01-01 | IEA
REGIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS (SOUTHEAST ASIA REGION)
IEA

The report recommends to policy makers willing to elaborate/implement energy efficiency policies to focus on three main goals : (1) Require building energy codes and MEPS, (2) Aim for net-zero energy consumption in buildings, (3) Improve the energy efficiency of building envelopes, systems and critical building components. Therefore, policies should include (a) MEPS for key building envelope components, energy-using systems, and critical building components, (b) means/tools of Measurement and financial incentives to encourage all stakeholders to improve energy efficiency in buildings, (c) a strong commitment by governments to improve the efficiency of public-sector buildings (e.g. green or preferential procurement policies).

2014-01-01 | IEA
REGIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS: ARAB-SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN (SEMED) REGION
IEA

The report recommends to implement policies including : (1) Mandatory building energy codes and minimum energy performance requirements, and addressing (2) the improvment the energy efficiency of existing buildings, and (3) the improvment of energy performance of building components (glazing, air conditioning, and solar water heating).

2017-11-02 | IFC -International Finance Corporation
CREATING MARKETS FOR CLIMATE BUSINESS: AN IFC CLIMATE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES REPORT
IFC -International Finance Corporation

The report points to trillions of dollars’ worth of climate-smart investment opportunities and emphasizes the need for smart policy reforms from governments and innovative business models to unlock private sector finance.

A large portion of the report is devoted to the green buildings sector, and urban infrastructure in general. The report also includes new developments and next steps for key cross-cutting solutions such as green finance, green bonds, blended finance, carbon pricing, public-private partnerships, and city creditworthiness. IFC found a potential of at least $3.4 trillion for green building investments through 2025, and has produced recommendations for a number of actions needed to achieve this potential. You can access the investment opportunity series and download the report at ifc.org/climate/investmentopportunities 

2018-01-01 | Carbon Trust
STUDY ON USING THE CLIMATE AUCTION MODEL TO CATALYSE ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
World Bank Group

This study commissioned by the PAF, the IFC Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency (EDGE) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and produced by Carbon Trust, aims to understand how a climate auction model based on the Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) could be used to catalyse energy, and resource efficiency in the residential building sector, focusing on new build developments. A qualitative review of six countries was carried out to inform the basic conditions that would need to be met for the climate auction mechanism to be successfully rolled out to the residential building sector. India was then selected as a case study to carry out a quantitative assessment of the potential impact of the mechanism.

2016-01-01
THE STATE OF PLAY OF SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND BUILDINGS IN THE ARAB REGION
UNEP

The State of Play of Sustainable Cities and Buildings in the Arab Region is a compilation of the main public policies, programs, case studies, organizations, and initiatives associated with sustainable city and building practices in twelve countries in the Arab Region, namely: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.

2015-01-01
ASEAN PLAN OF ACTION FOR ENERGY COOPERATION (APAEC) 2016-2025
ASEAN

ASEAN Plan of Action For Energy Cooperation (apaec) 2016-2025

Plan for Energy Efficiency (including building) pages 30-34

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