Renewable Matter # 17 / July-August

World Efficiency Supports the Low-Carbon and Resource-Efficient Economy

At COP21, Reed Expositions France launched World Efficiency Solutions, the very first international community dedicated to the low carbon, resource-efficient economy. 


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This year, World Efficiency Solutions is taking on a whole new dimension, offering professionals from all countries and sectors involved in combating climate change and preserving resources the opportunity to come together to help get their projects off the ground and hasten the deployment of solutions. This initiative means that World Efficiency Solutions is lending its support to the commitments made under the 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals) and the Paris Agreement.

World Efficiency Solutions bases itself on an “ONLINE – On LIFE” approach, which involves both digital solutions and real-life events. These include:

  • an international community platform, WEConnect, which is a highly effective relationship-building tool. It brings together all the projects looking for the right resources to get them off the ground and matches them with the solutions offered by companies and other innovation and knowledge providers;
  • a presence at COP23 in Bonn, in connection with World Climate Solutions 2017 from 14-16 November, in partnership with World Climate Ltd. This will allow us to identify other project owners and solutions providers from among the international delegations attending;
  • a three-day forum of meetings and discussions from 12-14 December in Paris. World Efficiency Paris 2017 will combine a summit for decision-makers with discussions and talks, an exhibition of solutions and a platform to showcase innovations and training in new usage and practices linked to the ecological and energy transition.


Unprecedented linking-up of projects and solutions on a global level

For the last few months, the World Efficiency Solutions team has been explaining its approach and looking to different countries worldwide, including Japan, Ivory Coast, the US, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, to seek out project initiators sharing its objectives. In Italy, it has brought together key players from the city of Milan and Italy’s Lombardy region and various experts from clusters and specialist companies to help identify the most relevant topics to be discussed at WE Paris in December. The topics selected include mobility and logistics, energy efficiency of buildings, urban planning and land development.

In addition, as part of its partnership with ICLEI, World Efficiency Solutions has joined forces to organise several workshops on the circular economy. The different sessions will focus mainly on the circular economy strategies of various European cities and regions and how a number of Franco-Italian economic players are putting them into practice. A delegation of Italian eco-start-ups is also expected to attend World Efficiency Paris 2017 in December. 


Are you an economic player who is convinced we need to act now to ensure a successful ecological and energy transition? Then join the WE community and help us create a market place for low carbon, resource-efficient solutions!


The following have already confirmed their attendance at World Efficiency Paris 2017

Paul Simpson, CEO CDP – Andre Schneider, CEO Geneva Airport – Per Boersgaard, partnership and innovations coordinator for the city of Copenhagen – HRH Princess Abze Djigma, CEO Abze Solar – Simon Upton, Environment Director at the OECD – Graciela Chichilnisky, CEO and co-founder of Global Thermostat.

Do you have any projects to put forward?

Join the low-carbon and resource-efficient community on WEconnect

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