The Energy Charter Secretariat is set to co-host the Bucharest International Energy Charter Forum in Bucharest on the 6th and 7th of June 2018 with the Government of Romania. The topic of this year’s Forum is “Energy efficiency: A priority in combating energy poverty and providing access to affordable energy services for all”. The topic of this Forum is inspired by Romania as addressing energy poverty through energy efficiency is a priority theme of its Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for 2018.
The international conference will bring together ministers and representatives of national and local governments, regulatory agencies, the International Energy Charter, international and financial institutions, the European Commission, consumer and business associations, NGOs and other relevant organisations to discuss best practices in targeting energy poverty through improved energy efficiency, particularly through renovating buildings. All delegates will be welcomed through a networking reception to be held on the evening of 6th June.
Energy Charter Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák will open the Forum’s discussions alongside H.E. Anton Anton and H.E. Iulian-Robert Tudorache, Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, both from the Ministry of Energy, Romania. The ministerial session will then follow, during which Ministers and high-level officials of the International Energy Charter community are invited to provide statements regarding their country’s current context, experience and future strategies to address energy poverty through energy efficiency. During the afternoon session, the audience will hear from international experts regarding best practices on policy design, collection and use of data and statistics, finance of energy efficiency investments and delivery of large-scale building renovation strategies.
Conference agenda is available here.