This paper proposes that the 2009 G8 Summit launch an ambitious 2-year "Global Energy Efficiency Action Initiative" (GEEA Initiative). The aim of the initiative will be to achieve maximum implementation of energy efficiency. This will be achieved by providing:
- Involve conducting a series of 10 regional and thematic technical capacity building seminars targeting officials and relevant private sector stakeholders involved in the technical details of energy efficiency policy development, implementation and evaluation.
- Involve conducting a series of 10 regional and thematic information-dissemination seminars for high-level decision makers and politicians.
- Establish a technical assistance centre [hotline] based at the IEA.
- a report to the G8 Summit in France in 2011 on achievement of GEEA Initiative goals.