CTI Industry Joint Seminar: Prospects for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in CIS countries

27 - 28 September 2007 | Kiev, Ukraine

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The Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) Industry Joint Seminar on Prospects for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in CIS Countries took place from 27-28 September 2007, at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine.

Organized by the CTI, in cooperation with National Technical University of Ukraine "Kiev Polytechnic Institute" (KPI), the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT), the Institute for Energy Saving and Energy Management (IEE), and the Ukraine-Japan Center (UAJC), the seminar was attended by 93 participants from Ukraine and other CIS countries, Japan, and business and international organizations. The seminar brought together project developers, technology providers, finance providers, and policy makers to facilitate the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in CIS countries.

The seminar aimed to bring attention to technical and financial aspects of project development to realize the full potential of existing technologies and financing opportunities. To this end, the seminar introduced successful projects and potential projects being developed in the region to technology and finance providers from CIS and other countries. Policy makers were invited to participate in the seminar to be informed of effective policy options to facilitate transfer of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

The seminar was organized into three thematic sessions, each with a discussion session, and a panel discussion. On Thursday, 27 September, the sessions on prospects for energy efficiency technologies and prospects for renewable energy technologies were held. On Friday, 28 September, the session on innovative financing took place, as did the panel discussion on cooperation among key sectors for technology transfer.

This report provides a brief history of the climate change process, technology transfer and the CTI Industry Joint Seminar series, followed by a summary of the CTI Industry Joint Seminar on Prospects for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in CIS Countries. More information

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