The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council and Business Council for Sustainable Energy have joined the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform. The Accelerator Platform is a program of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
“We are extremely pleased USGBC and BCSE are joining this global effort to support and catalyze energy efficiency around the world,” says Kandeh Yumkella, special representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All. “These organizations bring with them tremendous knowledge, expertise and capacity, which will help us achieve our ambitious goals.”
The Accelerator Platform and its members are committed to the goal of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030. Launched at the UN Climate Summit, the Accelerator Platform is designed to unite key stakeholders who are dedicated to working together to catalyze a major scaling up of energy-efficiency activities with a collaborative program of technical and financial assistance.
As a catalyst for action, the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform teams will engage with national and sub-national leaders to support concrete action at the country, city, state, regional and sector levels, together with donors and other supporters. In addition, the Accelerator Platform is poised to support the emissions-reduction goals discussed recently in Lima, Peru, at the UN climate talks as negotiators work toward a global climate agreement in Paris next year.
Learn more about the Accelerator Platform at www.se4all.org/energyefficiencyplatform/.