Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Tbilisi, Georgia

June 14, 2017

As the global energy efficiency hub of Sustainable Energy for All, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency acts to connect aspiring countries, cities and districts with the technology, service and finance providers who can convert their ambition into agreed policies, funded projects and real results. These direct engagements can then be used to provide a model of coordination that can be replicated elsewhere.

While the Copenhagen Centre has a wide range of collaborators who can assist with energy efficiency implementation assistance, creating partnerships with countries and cities is fundamental to this model. The Copenhagen Centre has started dialogues with a range of different countries and cities to explore opportunities for replicable energy efficiency implementation. As a part of this dialogue process, the Centre produces a summary of the opportunities and issues uncovered as an ‘Energy Efficiency Brief’, which provides a signpost towards the joint work that we will progress in the location.

The Energy Efficiency Brief related to the City of Tbilisi in Georgia was released today at the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Highlights of the brief include:

• There are a number of high impact opportunities to improve energy efficiency in Tbilisi that could be prioritised across transport, buildings and industry sectors. These actions could allow Tbilisi City Hall to consider increasing its level of ambition by raising its current emission reduction target of 20 per cent in 2020 to 30 or 40 per cent by 2030.

• Tbilisi City Hall and the Government of Georgia have established a strong collaborative relationship that will support the delivery of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, which, along with other city-level initiatives, is well placed to deliver energy efficiency improvements across key sectors in Tbilisi.

The Tbilisi brief can be downloaded here.