Evaluating efforts in energy efficiency: Revisiting a COP17 Durban side event

In cooperation with Climate-Eval, the Global Environmental Facility Evaluation Office (GEF EO) organized the COP17 side event "Energy Efficiency: What works and what doesn't- Lessons from Evaluation" in Durban, South Africa last December 6, 2011. The side event presented evaluation findings of energy efficiency portfolios supported by the GEF, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank (ADB), and an analysis from the Climate Policy Initiative. All presentations attempt to answer the question: What are the benefits realized from energy efficiency projects as a way of mitigating climate change?

The videos below were recorded and are now accessible as part of the knowledge-sharing efforts of Climate-Eval community of practice.

Rob D. van den Berg, Director of the GEF EO, started the presentation with the Evaluation Cooperation Group briefing note "Overcoming Barriers to Energy Efficiency: New Evidence from Independent Evaluation". A copy of the presentation is available here.


Ken Chomitz, Sr. Adviser of the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group, shared lessons on energy efficiency from evaluation, highlighting the "fantastic cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency projects" in terms of economic benefits and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A copy of the presentation is available here.


Kapil Thukral, Sr. Evaluation Specialist of the Independent Evaluation Department at the (ADB), talked about "Energy Efficiency in Asian Development Bank Energy Sector Operations". A copy of the presentation is available here.



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