Workshop & Training: Energy Efficiency: A Key Driver For Clean Energy Transition (focus on cooling technologies)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017
Doha, Qatar


The EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, in partnership with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), are organising a two day event with the title ​"Energy Efficiency: A Key Driver For Clean Energy Transition", scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar on May 3-4, 2017

The aim of the event is to foster partnerships by bringing together high-level stakeholders from the EU (European Union) and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) to discuss Energy Efficiency and Cooling Technologies suitable for the region, exchange best practices and lesson learned and advance collaboration between EU and GCC actors. 

Gulf countries face many challenges in the energy sector such as low energy efficiency, a chronic dependence on fuel subsidies and related high CO2 emissions. To tackle these issues, the GCC countries are now embarking on a clean energy transition pathway, which targets a more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective method for using energy.

Energy efficiency and cooling technologies, including district cooling, can play a major role to reduce energy intensity and thus emissions. There are solutions available suited for small, medium and large-scale applications and that can be implemented in different sectors of the economy such as transport, buildings, and Industry. In addition, Energy efficiency provides significant co-benefits in terms of job creation, revenue generation, interaction with research and innovation, increasing competitiveness and an improvement of companies’ corporate images.