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Analysis of National Case Studies on Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments

Synthesis Report Based on Case Studies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, China, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Kuwait, Montenegro, Morocco, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Zambia

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This publication aims to identify existing barriers to energy efficiency policy implementation and to provide recommendations to policymakers for reforms that can support market formation and foster favourable climate for investments in energy efficiency. It develops a benchmark that should serve as a reference point for policymakers and energy experts working in the field of energy efficiency. This benchmark is a synthesis of policy incentives that should be in place in order to stimulate and ensure successful energy efficiency policy outcomes. The desired policies are divided into three groups: 1) legal, institutional and regulatory; 2) economic and financial; and 3) socio-political. A set of these policies in place at a sufficient degree in a particular country is a basis for successful formulation and implementation of energy efficiency policies and related projects.

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Foreword

In line with the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe is working to help member States secure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy. Achieving these outcomes is essential for the world to develop sustainably. The SE4All initiative has doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030 as one of its three objectives. Improving energy efficiency is the best way to get more out of existing resources, supporting economic growth, and reducing energy costs. However, many barriers impede the collective ambition of sustainable development.

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