The Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) Focus Day on Energy was held on Monday, 7 December 2015 in Paris, France, during the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 21). Convened by Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Energy Focus Day highlighted the role of renewable energy and energy efficiency in fighting climate change.
The LPAA is a joint undertaking of the Peruvian and French COP presidencies, the Office of the UN Secretary-General and the UNFCCC Secretariat. The LPAA was announced in December 2014, with the objective of strengthening climate action throughout 2015, at COP 21 and beyond. It seeks to demonstrate that the transition to low-emission and climate-resilient development is both urgent and feasible, with state and non-state actors creating and implementing initiatives and generating momentum for climate action in different action areas. The Energy Focus Day is one of the thematic focus events organized under the LPAA to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to present issues in their action area and showcase solution pathways to tackle.
During the session, high-level participants from government, the private sector, civil society and the UN system spoke on , inter alia, the potential solution to 50% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions required for a 2°C pathway; the role of policy, long-term vision and action plans; and private sector commitments to energy-use reduction.
Delegates also attended an evening reception at the Musee de l'Homme, hosted by the UN Environment Programme, where they had the opportunity to view a photo exhibition titled "We Are The Future."
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided web coverage and a report from the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) Focus Day on Energy which was held on Monday, 7 December 2015, in Paris, France. Our summary report is available in HTML or PDF format.