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17th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Durban, South Africa: 29 November 2011

Organiser: UNFCCC Secretariat


South African COP 17 website
UNFCCC COP 17 website
OECD COP 17 website

Video of IEA Press Conference at COP 17

IEA Side Events - Agendas

COP 17 side events organised by the IEA and the South African Department of Energy

The IEA participated in a series of events at the UN climate change talks in Durban. The events were hosted by the South African Department of Energy in collaboration with the IEA, and in partnership with other organisations including the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe).

Key IEA messages on renewables, fuel efficiency, financing energy access, carbon markets, carbon capture and storage and energy efficiency were disseminated to a broad range of stakeholders, in particular from emerging and developing countries.

High-level participants in the events included: the South African Minister of Energy, Ms. Elizabeth Peters; the South African Deputy Minister of Energy, Ms. Barbara Thompson; the Executive Director of the IEA, Maria van der Hoeven, and the Deputy Executive Director of the IEA, Richard Jones; and the Director General of IRENA, Mr. Adnan Amin. Building on the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding and Joint Work Programme, the events further reinforced ongoing collaboration between the IEA and South Africa, and provided an excellent platform for exchange among a great number of stakeholders from industry, government and specialised agencies.


09:00-11:30 Building Energy Efficiency Seminar

Thursday, 1st December 2011
09:00-15:00 Carbon Capture and Storage Seminar
15:30-17:30 Transport Fuel Efficiency and Biofuels

14:30-16:30 Clean Energy Financing Seminar: Policy Effectiveness
16:30-18:30 Energy Efficiency Financing

i) Joint public-private approaches for energy efficiency finance - a policy pathway (Lisa Ryan, IEA)
ii) Climate finance and energy efficiency (Christina Hood, IEA)
iii) Private sector perspective on energy efficiency finance (Nick Robins, HSBC) no presentation
iv) (Tom Kerr and Robin Reid, World Economic Forum)

08:30-10:30 Market Development Seminar for Clean Energy
11:00-13:00 Meeting the Millennium Development Goals
15:00-16:30 IEA Official Side Event
17:30-20:00 Lock-in in the Energy Sector and Cost of Delaying Action

Tuesday, 6th December
08:00-13:00 RE Technology Seminar
15:30-17:30 Solar Energy Seminar

08:30-16:00 Energy Efficiency Day