Supporting the Deployment of Low-Carbon Technologies in the ETC and SEMED regions

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Dates: 15 June 2015 - 16 June 2015

Organiser: International Energy Agency (IEA) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)  in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

Contact Email: TechPlatform@iea.org

Background

The increased deployment of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other low-carbon and climate technologies can bring a range of valuable co-benefits. These benefits include the more effective management of natural resources, enhanced national energy security, reduced local air pollution and related health benefits, increased access to modern energy services for national populations, stimulation of sustainable economic development and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Accelerating the deployment of low-carbon technologies is contingent on policies that facilitate innovation and relieve barriers to implementation. In many countries, including those that are the target of this workshop, the uptake of such technologies may sometimes be hindered by a range of barriers, such as: (i) the need for enhanced policy and regulatory frameworks; (ii) capacity constraints; (iii) a lack of reliable baseline information on market penetration and potentials; and (v) limited access to clean energy and climate technology investment opportunities.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) under the International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC) are collaborating on a set of activities aimed at supporting the market penetration of climate technologies in the Central Asian, Caspian and Black Sea (ETC) regions, as well as in the Middle East and North African (MENA/SEMED) regions. This collaboration is supplemented by key technical contributions from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on climate technologies in the agrifood and water sectors.

Workshop aims:

The workshop aims to bring together expert stakeholders from the ETC and SEMED regions, with select international experts, to discuss means of catalysing the market for low-carbon technologies in the two regions, and the development of capabilities for collecting and assessing data on market penetration and potential. The focus of the workshop is on:

  • integrated national policy development for EE and RE, and agrifood technologies
  • guidance for collection and assessment of data on the domestic potential for technology deployment in the RE, EE and agrifood sectors.

 

Session 1 - Presentation of IEA Insights Paper: Fostering Deployment of RE&EE Technologies
Session 2 - Integrated Policies for Climate Technologies in the Agrifood Sector
Session 3 - Assessing and Supporting Investment Opportunities for Low-Carbon Technologies
Session 4 - National Experiences of Assessing and Exploiting the Market Potential for Low-Carbon Technologies in SEMED and ETC
Session 5 - Assessing Market Penetration of RE&EE Sectors and Technologies
Session 6 - Assessing Penetration of Key Climate Technologies in the Agrifood Sector
Session 7a. - Assessing Market Penetration of RE Technologies and Regional Perspectives (SEMED region)
Session 7b. - Assessing Market Penetration of EE Technologies and Regional Perspectives (ETC countries)
Session 8a. - Assessing Market Penetration of EE Technologies and Regional Perspectives (SEMED region)
Session 8b. - Assessing Market Penetration of RE Technologies and Regional Perspectives (ETC countries)

    

Group pictures
Session 1 Session 2  Session 3 Session 4

Agenda

List of Participants

Workshop Highlights

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Welcome remarks and introduction to the objectives of the event

  • Erdal Çalikoğlu,  Deputy General Director, General Directorate of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey
  • Sule Kilic, Deputy Director - Turkey Regional Office, EBRD
  • Thea Khitarishvili, Acting Head, Division of Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, IEA

 

Session 1 - Presentation of IEA Insights Paper: Fostering Deployment of RE&EE Technologies

Moderator: 

  • Nigel Jollands, Senior Policy Manager, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD        

Keynote: 

Panellists:

 

Please download here the full version of the IEA Insights Paper “Enabling Deployment of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”

 

Session 2 - Integrated Policies for Climate Technologies in the Agrifood Sector

Moderator: 

  • Simone Landolina, Coordinator, International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform, IEA

Keynotes:

Panellists:

  • Hassan BenaoudaRegional Director, National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) Kenitra Center, Morocco
  • Aysegul AkinAssistant Representative, FAO, Turkey

 

Session 3 - Assessing and Supporting Investment Opportunities for Low-Carbon Technologies

Moderator:  

  • Gianpiero Nacci - Senior Engineer & Head of Industrial and Business Energy Efficiency, EBRD

Panellists:

 

Session 4 - National Experiences of Assessing and Exploiting the Market Potential for Low-Carbon Technologies in SEMED and ETC

Moderator: 

  • Christopher Segar, Programme Manager, Middle East and North Africa, IEA

Panellists:

 

Session 5 - Assessing Market Penetration of RE&EE Sectors and Technologies

Moderator: 

  • Sumeet Manchanda, Principal Manager, Industrial and Business Energy Efficiency, EBRD

Presenters:

 

Session 6 - Assessing Penetration of Key Climate Technologies in the Agrifood Sector

Moderator: 

  • Nuno Santos Economist, Investment Centre Division, FAO

Presenters:

Panellists:

  • Eric MasanetHead, Energy Demand Technology Unit, IEA
  • Remon Zakaria, Principal Business Development Manager, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD
  • Najia Laagoubi, Project Manager, Agricultural Development Agency, Morocco
  • Domonkos Oze, Agribusiness and Value Chain Development Expert, FAO

 

Session 7a. - Assessing Market Penetration of RE Technologies and Regional Perspectives

Moderator: 

Panellists:

 

Session 7b. - Assessing Market Penetration of EE Technologies and Regional Perspectives

Moderator: 

  • Eric Masanet, Head of Energy Demand Technology Unit, IEA

Panellists:

  • Ion Cozma, Head of Department for EE and RES Monitoring, Energy Efficiency Agency, Moldova
    • Assesing Market Penetration of EE Technologies and Regional Perspectives - Focus on Moldova
  • Murman Margvelashvili, Director, World Experience for Georgia
  • Gulzhan Uisimbayeva, Head of Division of International Cooperation, Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan
  • Emil Moldoisaev, Leading Specialist of External Relations and Implementation of Projects,  Ministry of Energy and Industry, Kyrgyz Republic

 

Session 8a. - Assessing Market Penetration of EE Technologies and Regional Perspectives

Moderators: 

  • Christopher Segar, Programme Manager, Middle East and North Africa, IEA

Panellists:

 

Session 8b. - Assessing Market Penetration of RE Technologies and Regional Perspectives

Moderators: 

  • Thea Khitarishvili, Acting Head, Division of Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, IEA

Panellists: