Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4)

The global exchange for energy efficiency policies, data and analysis

The Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Programme works closely with six of the world’s largest emerging economies on energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Training weeks

‌The IEA Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week is a five-day training event dedicated to sharing experience with planning, implementing and evaluating energy efficiency policies in emerging economies. Launched in 2015, these events have now brought together over 1,000 next generation energy efficiency professionals from more than 90 countries, primarily from government institutions and their supporting organisations in emerging economies.

The 2018 Energy Efficiency Training Week held in Paris (Photo: IEA)

The aim of these training events is to equip junior energy efficiency policy makers with knowledge and skills to be more effective in their roles. Participants become part of the international energy efficiency community with a large support network to call upon as they progress through their careers.

The energy efficiency training week programme consists of parallel courses on energy efficiency in various areas,  including (1) buildings, (2) appliances and equipment, (3) industry, (4) transport, (5) municipal and utilities services / urban planning and (6) indicators and evaluation. The programme also includes cross-sectoral sessions on assessing the potential for energy efficiency, tracking progress, communication campaigns and finance.

The programme is designed for policymakers and those working with governments on energy efficiency policy, seeking to enrich their knowledge and skills and to join E4's community of practice.

Upcoming Training Weeks 

For more information, please contact Ms. Chiara Guido (


Past Training Weeks

Access the materials from the past training weeks below.



  • Rio de Janeiro, November 2017
  • Tbilisi, October 2017
  • Singapore, July 2017
  • Paris, June 2017


  • Paris, June 2016


  • Paris, June 2015

The 2018 Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training weeks are made possible thanks to the generous contributions provided by the Governments of Denmark and Switzerland.