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4th International Forum: Energy for Sustainable Development

17 - 19 September 2013
Tbilisi Georgia


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Outcome of the Third International Forum: Energy for Sustainable Development and preparations for the Fourth International Forum:Energy for Sustainable Development PDF PDF PDF
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Document Title Eng Rus
Agenda of the Fourth International Forum PDF PDF


Presentation ENG RUS
Day 1 - 17 September 2013
Opening Session: Welcoming Statements and introduction to the Round Table Topic
Mr. Kakhaber Kaladze, Minister of Energy, Vice Prime Minister, Georgia    
Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Vice Prime Minister, Georgia    
Mr. Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE    
Mr. Nikolay Pomoshchnikov, Head, Subregional Office for North and Central Asia, ESCAP    
Ms. Inita Paulovica, Acting Resident Representative, UNDP Georgia    
Plenary Session 1: High-Level Round Table
Achieving sustainable energy development through policy reforms and international cooperation
Ms. Ruzan Alaverdyan, Deputy Minister of Urban Development, Armenia    
Mr. Siarhei Siamashka, Vice Chairman of the State Committee on Standardization, Director of the Department for Energy Efficiency Belarus PDF PDF
Mr. Raimbek Mamyrov, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry, Kyrgyzstan    
Mr. Haydar Kholov, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry, Tajikistan    
Mr. Alexander Braginskiy, Adviser to the President of Kazakhstan PDF PDF
Mr. Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe PDF  
Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Chief, Energy Security and Water Resources Section, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific PDF  
Plenary Session 2: Energy efficiency in the housing sector    
International frameworks and programmes: how do they support government's efforts to promote energy efficiency in the residential sector    
Ms. Gulnara Roll, Head of the Housing and Land Management Unit, UNECE PDF
Ms. Khatuna Sichinava, Key Expert, Covenant of Mayors Regional Office PDF  
Mr. Grzegorz Gajda, Project Manager, International Finance Corporation "Unlocing energy efficiency potential of multi-family buildings" PDF  
Ms. Angelica Afanador, UNEP en.lighten initiative PDF  
Presentation of the UNECE - UN-Habitant - City of Vienna joint report "Good practices for energy-efficiency housing in the UNECE Region"    
Mr. Sergey Sivaev, Director of the Municipal Economy Department, The Institute for Urban Economics, Russian Federation "Good practices for energy-efficient housing in the UNECE Region: key messages" PDF PDF
Ms. Marit Otsing, Chairwoman of the Board, Estonian Union of Cooperative Housing Associations, Estonia PDF  
Ms. Jaroslava Zapletalova, Chairwoman of the Housing Institute, Slovakia    
Mr. Alexander Belyi, UNDP-Kazkahstan    
Mr. Marc Lutz, Consultant, MLTC PDF  
Plenary Session 3 : Investments in energy efficiency and clearner energy projects in the context of climate change mitigation and sustainable development    
Keynote presentations:    
Mr. Sergey Katyshev, Chairman of the Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (PEEREA) Group, Energy Charter: Role of Governments in market formation for cleaner energy development PDF
Mr. Robert Tromop, International Energy Agency (by video): Energy efficiency opportunities for the UN Sustainable Enery for All Imperative PDF  
Mr. Mark Hopkins, UN Foundation: Energy Efficiency Financing and the Electric Utility Industry PDF  
Ms. Jas Singh, Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist, Energy Unit, Sustainable Development Department, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank PDF  
Ms. Elena Shonya, Deputy Manager, Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Sustainable Energy Finance, International Finance Corporation   PDF
Ms. Aigul Absametova, Senior Specialist, Strategic Analysis and Monitoring Unit, Research and Strategy Department, Eurasian Development Bank    
Mr. Sergey Tulinov, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Security and Water Resources Section, ESCAP    
Mr. Yuriy Rymashevskiy, Deputy Head of the Department of Energy, Eurasina Economic Commission    
Ms. Angelica Afanador, UNEP en.lighten initiative PDF  
Mr. Yury Shulgin, General Director, Mezhregionsoyuzenergo    
Mr. Deltcho Vitchev, Director, Renaissance Finance International    
Mr. Markus van der Burg, Managing Director, Conning Asset Management Limited PDF  
Day 2 - 18 September 2013
Workshop 1: Policies and Legislation to Promote Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies in the Caucasus region
Ms. Maria Semenova, ESCAP: Database of policies and regulations on sustainable use of energy and renewable energy sources in countries of North and Central Asia   PDF
Mr. Hrachik Tsughunyan, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Armenia PDF  
Mr. Asaf Rzayev, Ministry of Industry and Energy, Azerbaijan: Development of Electric Power Industry in Azerbaijan   PDF
Mr. Andrei Minekov, State Department on Energy Efficiency, Belarus PDF PDF
Ms. Liza Tavdumadze, Ministry of Energy, Georgia: Investment Opportunities in Energy Sector of Georgia PDF
Mr. Mihail Lupu, Energy Efficiency Agency, Republic of Moldova    
Ms. Kateryna Stavnichuk, State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings, Ukraine: Policy and Legislation to Promote Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Energy Technologies in Ukraine PDF PDF
Mr. Roman Podolets, Institute of Economics and Forecasts, Ukraine   PDF
Workshop 2: A Road Map to Energy Efficient Residential Sector    
Welcome and introduction from the Government of Georgia: Mr. Mikheil Janelidze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia    
Objectives and expected outcomes of the workshop:
Ms. Doris Andoni, Senior Housing Expert, Housing and Land Management Unit, UNECE
Panel Discussion 1: Legislative and regulatory framework for energy efficient housing    
Mr.Borko Raicevic, Energy Efficiency and Renewables Expert, Energy Community Secretariat, Austria: Legal reform for energy efficiency PDF  
Ms. Elina Rodina, UNDP Kyrgyzstan: the results of and obstacles in promoting energy efficiency of buildings in Kyrgyzstan   PDF
Mr. David Gigineishvili, Head of Spatial Planning and Construction Policy Department, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia PDF  
Mr. Gheorghe Croitoru, Head of Technical Economic Regulations department, Ministry of Regional Development and Construction, Republic of Moldova: The elaboration of the law on the energy efficiency of buildings in Moldova   PDF
Panel discussion 2: Financing for energy efficient housing    
Ms. Karine Melikidze, Director, Sustainable Development and Policy (SDAP) Centre    
Mr. Grzegorz Gajda, Project Manager, International Financial Corporation: Requirements for successful multi-family residential energy efficiency financing PDF  
Mr. Marc Lutz, Consultant, MLTC: Public policies to attract investment in energy efficient housing PDF  
Mr. Alexandr Belyi, UNDP Project Manager, Kazakhstan: Promotion of energy efficiency in residential and public buildings PDF  
Panel Discussion 3: Housing Management to Promote Energy Efficient Housing    
Ms. Doris Andoni, UNECE, Senior Housing Expert    
Ms. Marit Otsing: Chairwoman of the Board, Housing Cooperative Association, Estonia: Housing management systems for energy efficient housing PDF  
Ms. Jaroslava Zapletalova, Chairwoman, Housing Institute, Slovakia: Enery Efficiency Housing Project in Slovakia PDF  
Mr. Samvel Srapyan, Head of Housing Stock Management and Municipal Infrastructure Division, Ministry of Urban Development, Armenia PDF  
Panel Discussion 4: Technical and awareness raising measures    
Mr. George Abulashvili, EEC Georgia "Technical assistance to Georgian Municipalities under EU INOGATE project "Energy Savings Initiative in Building Sector in Easter European and Central Asian Countries-ESIB PDF  
Ms. Karine Melikidze, Director, Sustainable Development and Policy (SDAP) Centre: EE Approach for Buildings in Georgia: Energy Passport Software Program and Certification of Buildings PDF  
Mr. Igor Kovacevic, Head of Department for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Sector of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Montenegro PDF  
Mr. Papuna Sakhanberidze, Architect, Georgia PDF  
Introducing IMI and TA HYDRONICS PDF  
Workshop 3: Case Studies on Policy Reforms to Promote Financing Energy Efficiency Investments and Advanced Energy Efficiency Technologies    
Mr. Yury Shulgin, General Director, Mezhregionsoyuzenergo: Analysis of energy efficiency policies in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia and potential for international cooperation PDF PDF
Mr. Oleg Dzioubinski, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Efficiency 21 Project,  UNECE and Mr. Sergey Tulinov, Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Security and Water Resources Section, ESCAP: UNECE and ESCAP Efforts in Promoting Energy Efficiency PDF  
Panel Discussion 1: Case studies on energy efficiency financing (countries of South-Eastern Europe)    
Ms. Lucija Rakocevic, Montenegro: "Analysis of the Policy Reform Impact on energy performance in buildings" PDF  
Mr. Goran Cacic, Croatia: "Success of Systematic Energy Management in Croatia" PDF  
Mr. Artan Leskoviku, Albania PDF  
Ms. Sanja Kapetina, Bosnia and Herzegovina PDF  
Mr. Dimitar Dukov, Bulgaria PDF  
Mr. Zeljko Juric, Croatia PDF
Mr. Igor Kovacevic, Montenegro PDF  
Mr. Lazar Gechevski, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia PDF  
Panel Discussion 2: Case studies on energy efficiency financing (countries of Central, Northern, and South-Eastern Asia)    
Mr. Athikom Bangviwat, Thailand: "Promoting Energy Efficiency Investment for Sustainable Development in Thailand" PDF  
Mr. Tienan Li, China: "Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency Policies in China" PDF  
Mr. Qosimbek Okimbekov, Tajikistan: "Analysis of the Policy Reform Impact on application of energy efficient light bulbs"   PDF
Mr. German Trofimov, Kazakhstan    
Mr. Shamil  Dikambaev, Kyrgyzstan    
Ms. Tatiana Vedeneva, Kyrgyzstan    
Mr. Nikolay Sviridov, Russian Federation    
Mr. Vladimir Krasnogorskiy, Russian Federation    
Mr. Haydar Kholov, Tajikistan    
Mr. Georgiy Petrov, Tajikistan    
Mr. Abdurahim Ismoilov, Tajikistan    
Mr. Aziz Kandymov, Turkmenistan    
Mr. Djamshid Abdusalamov, Uzbekistan    
Mr. Nikolay Pomoshchnikov, ESCAP    
Panel Discussion 3: Case studies on energy efficiency financing (countries of Caucasus and Eatern Europe)    
Ms. Diana Harutyunyan, Climate Change Program Coordinator, UNDP Armenia: "Co-generation Based District Heating Restoration Project in Avan District of Yerevan City" PDF  
Mr. George Abulashvili, Ms. Liana Garibashvili, Georgia: "Municipal Energy Efficiency Policy Reforms in Georgia" PDF  
Mr. Andrei Malochka, Belarus: "Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvments in the State Sector in Belarus"   PDF
Mr. Tigran Melkonyan, Armenia    
Mr. Farhad Aliyev, Azerbaijan    
Ms. Tatsiana Maliyeuskaya, Belarus    
Ms. Inna Gritsenko, Belarus    
Ms. Liza Tavdumadze, Georgia    
Mr. Giorgi Bezhuashvili, Georgia    
Mr. Iurie Raileanu, Republic of Moldova    
Mr. Evgeniy Nadezhdin, Russian Federation    
Mr. Oleksandr Diachuk, Ukraine    
Ms. Kateryna Stavnichuk, Ukraine   PDF
Panel Discussion 4: Advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy (EE & RE) technologies    
Mr. Shamil Dikambaev, Kyrgyzstan   PDF
Mr. Vladimir Kouzmich, Belarus   PDF
Mr. Sergey Katyshev, Kazakhstan   PDF
Mr. Alexey Sankovski, Consultant, Mr. Viktor Badaker, UNECE   PDF
Round-table discussion with participation on national experts and companies involved in advanced EE & RE technologies    
Mr. German Trofimov, Kazakhstan    
Mr. Djamshid Abdusalamov, Uzbekistan    
Mr. Qosimbek Olimbekov, Tajikistan    
Ms. Anelya Segizbayeva, Zero Carbon Technology and Consultancy PDF  
Ms. Yelena Kuchina, Kazakhstan PDF  
Workshop 4: Sustainable Energy Challenges and Opportunities in Transition Countries    
Session 1: Case Sutides on UNDP Projects related to Removing Barriers for Energy-Efficiency    
Mr. John O'Brien, Regional Technical Advisor: "Overview of UNDP support for EE projects in the Region" PDF  
Mr. Sergii Varga: Removing Barriers to promote EE lighting in Ukraine PDF  
Mr. Gennady Smaga: EE Standards & Labels in Russia PDF  
Mr. Sergey Zenyutich: Energy-Efficient Lighting in the Russian Federation PDF  
Mr. Leonid Danilevsky: Promoting EE in Residential Buildings in Belarus PDF  
Mr. Andrei Karpus: Energy Efficiency in Buildings in North West Russia PDF  
Mr. Goran Cacic: Energy Management Information Systems in Croatia PDF  
Ms. Diana Harutunyan: Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Armenia PDF  
Mr. Kakhramon Usmanov: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Uzbekistan PDF  
Ms. Irina Atamuradova: Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings in Turkmenistan   PDF
Mr. Sergey Tambiev: Greening the Sochi Olympic Games in Russia PDF  
Session 2: UNDP and Sustainable Energy 4 All and Recent UNDP Publications    
Mr. Martin Krause: UNDP and Sustainable Energy 4 All PDF  
Mr. Martin Krause: IEA/UNDP Publication "Modernising Building Codes to Secure our Global Energy Future" PDF  
Mr. John O'Brien: UNDP Publication "Derisking Renewable Energy Investment" PDF

Forum outcomes

Forum outcomes ENG RUS
Joint Statement of the Fourth International Forum PDF PDF
Summary of the Forum PDF

Media coverage

UNECE Weekly
(No. 57, 7-11 October 2013)
UNECE Newsletter in Russian
(No. 19, September 2013)
Energy for Sustainable Development Forum in Georgia
(Press Release 12 September 2013)
Bulletin of the ESCAP North and Central Asia Office PDF
News Agencies:  
Caucasus press
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Georgia Today
TV outlets:  
Georgian Public Broadcaster
16.00 News bulletin)
Rustavi 2 
Morning Show
Maestro 24 
12.00 News bulletin