Overcoming Barriers to Investing in Energy Efficiency (Webinar) - 04.12.2018


The presenters provide their views on the ways to improve the investment climate for energy efficiency and to find policy solutions and incentive schemes to make energy efficiency projects viable. They talk of the role of private sector and financial institutions in implementing energy efficiency measures and projects and what governments can do to facilitate this. The basis for this conversation is the joint UNECE/Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency publication Overcoming Barriers to Investing in Energy Efficiency, which looks into barriers to investing in energy efficiency and ways to overcome them. The publication brings to light insights on the challenges and solutions for overcoming these barriers provided by practitioners working in the field. A sectoral perspective looks in more detail into investment decisions in the industry sector, in particular, what helps viable projects to be identified and implemented and what stimulates companies to make decisions to finance and implement energy efficiency measures and projects.


Short Bio:
Ksenia Petrichenko is a Senior Advisor at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2). Ksenia provides analytical support to Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative through: research on energy efficiency and renewable best-practices, provision of technical support to targeted countries, analysis of technological pathways till 2030 and collaboration with various organisations on accelerating energy efficiency actions with a particular focus on Building Efficiency Accelerator. Prior to joining C2E2 Ksenia worked in different expert roles with Global Performance Network (GBPN), Central European University and Eco Ltd. on international projects mainly focused on energy efficiency potential and policies in the building sector. She has a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences from Central European University, as well as MSc in Environmental Sciences and MA in Economics in the Energy Sector.
Short Bio:
Oleg Dzioubinski is the Regional Adviser at the Sustainable Energy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva since November 2018. He was Energy Efficiency Programme Manager there since 2008. He coordinated UNECE work on energy efficiency in industry sector, managed projects on energy efficiency in buildings, and facilitated regulatory and policy dialogue on barriers to improve energy efficiency. He initiated organization of the International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development (originally International Energy Efficiency Forum) in 2010. His previous experience at the United Nations includes work at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs on sustainable development issues, 1997-2000, New York; at the Department of Public Information on cooperation with a community of NGOs, 2000-2003, New York; and at the UNECE Environment Division on environmental performance reviews of the countries of South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, 2003-2008, Geneva. Before joining the Unite Nations in 1997, he worked as a researcher at universities in Ukraine and in the United States; as a TV journalist; and as a programme officer at US non-profit foundations in Ukraine. Oleg Dzioubinski holds Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Shipbuilding, Ukraine (1986) and Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce from the University of Kentucky, United States (1994).
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Kateryna Stelmakh is a senior research associate at IKEM specializing in international climate policy and climate finance. Her work incorporates the assessment of energy and climate policies as well as finance and private sector engagement for climate mitigation and adaptation actions. She also works on developing and implementing capacity building activities on international climate finance with a focus on the Green Climate Fund (GCF).