Energy Evaluation Europe 2020 Conference (EEE 2020)
Country: United Kingdom
The conference provides an opportunity for energy policymakers and program managers, evaluators, academics and energy professionals to come together to share their experience and work together to address common issues and concerns.
The Energy Evaluation community aims at exchanging new ideas, inputs for current and upcoming debates, experience, feedback, and lessons learned about all the stages of evaluations.
Our theme for the 2020 London conference is Accelerating the energy transition for all: Evaluation’s role in effective policymaking.
2020 is a major milestone of the European energy & climate policy framework. The latest trends in final energy consumption have shown that the main energy efficiency target of 20% overall energy efficiency improvement by 2020 could be missed.
By the end of 2019, the EU Member States will submit their final National Energy & Climate Plans, including targets for 2030 and strategies to achieve them. Meanwhile, in its 2018 Special Report about emission pathways in line with the Paris Agreement and the 1.5°C target, the IPCC has warned that “avoiding overshoot and reliance on future large-scale deployment of carbon dioxide removal can only be achieved if global CO2 emissions start to decline well before 2030”.
This background raises two challenges: a need to achieve more, and to achieve it faster. The conference will therefore explore how evaluation can help to take up these challenges, by avoiding doing the same mistakes as before, by identifying what works and what does not, by questioning what approaches can be the most (cost-)effective, by making possible to stand back and think differently to suggest new solutions.
The conference will also continue the discussions about non-energy impacts and the possible synergies between energy efficiency and other fields, especially in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.