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A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (photo courtesy of Sean Wu)

Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France, with Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland

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.

Funding for coverage of the Energy Efficiency & Access Focus Thematic Event,
has been provided by the Sustainable Energy for All
Sustainable Energy for All

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland

Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

Rachel Kyte, Designate Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)

Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

From L-R: Rachel Kyte, Designate SRSG and CEO of SE4All; Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France; Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland; and Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General, IRENA

Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with Kevin Chika Urama, African Development Bank Group

From L-R: Andrew Steer, CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI); Fleming Voetmann, International Chamber of Commerce; and Niels Bjorn Christiansen, CEO, Danfoss

Matthew Pencharz, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority; with Niels Christiansen, CEO, Danfoss

From L-R: Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO, Schneider Electric; Jennifer Layke, Director, Buildings Energy Efficiency Initiative (WRI); and Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, EBRD

Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency, IEA

Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India

From L-R: Laura Tuck, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank; Sylvie Lemmet, Co-Chair, G20-IPEEC Task Group on Energy Efficiency and Finance, France; Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, EBRD; Ebru Dildar Edin, Executive Vice-President, Project Finance, Garanti Bank, Turkey; Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment Facility (GEF); and Geeta Aiyer, President and Founder of Boston Common Asset Management

Laura Tuck, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank

Ebru Dildar Edin, Executive Vice-President, Project Finance, Garanti Bank, Turkey

Sylvie Lemmet, Co-Chair, G20-IPEEC Task Group on Energy Efficiency and Finance, France

Monika Froehler, SE4All

Geeta Aiyer, President and Founder of Boston Common Asset Management

Naoko Ishii, CEO, GEF

Andrew Steer, CEO, World Resources Institute, with Kandeh Yumkella, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for SE4All

Macina Gogo Banel, Senegal

Nigel Topping, CEO, We Mean Business, with Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture Resources

Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB, Luis Neves, Chairman, Global e-Sustainability Initiative, (GeSI)

Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Executive Director, Iskandar, Malaysia

Kelly Speakes-Backman, Senior Vice-President, Alliance to Save Energy, US

Isabella Lövin, Minister of Development, Sweden

From L-R: Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US; Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France; Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly, with Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General, IRENA

Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Reception

Angélique Kidjo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

From L-R: Achim Steiner, UNEP; Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse; and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

Bruno David, President, Musée de l'Homme

Antoine Frérot, CEO, Veolia

Around the venue


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