Where to find Efficiency for Access at COP27

Efficiency for Access is thrilled to participate in COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Efficiency for Access is pleased to announce its presence at the upcoming 27th Conference of Parties (COP) to the Climate Convention in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. From the 6th to 18th of November, leaders and activists from around the world will gather to envision inclusive, ambitious and substantive outcomes that accelerate urgent global climate action.

As a participant at this high-stakes event, Efficiency for Access will continue to promote the critical role of high-performing, inclusive appliances in the clean and just transition towards universal energy access. Over the course of the convention, Efficiency for Access will co-host and participate in several events: as a co-lead under the Food and Agriculture theme at the Resilience Hub, we worked in partnership with the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Global Resilience Partnership to create an engaging showcase which we will facilitate and present at; Efficiency for Access will also be speaking at the Water Pavilion, SDG 7 Pavilion and at side events with the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) and Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programmes. Check out our participation below.


The Power of Inclusion: Designing equitable energy systems across social divisions

Date: Thursday 10th November | Time: 16:00-17:20 local time (EET)

Hosted by: Climate Compatible Growth, EnDev

Location: Maritim Jolie Ville Resort and Casino

Partner organisations: CLASP/Efficiency for Access, UNOPS, Sustainable Energy for All, Practice Action

Context: Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) is co-organising five days of side events during COP27, bringing global experts and policy practitioners together for discussion. This event, hosted by EnDev, will focus on the often-undervalued role of inclusion in an equitable energy transition. Efficiency for Access will chair the event, with speakers from UNOPS, Sustainable Energy for All and Practical Action.

For more information on the event, visit the site. If attending in-person, register here; and if attending online, you may register here.


Resilience Hub

Emerging innovations and their potential to transform mitigation and adaptation efforts in agriculture

Date: Saturday 12th November | Time: 9:00-10:00 local time (EET)

Hosted by: Efficiency for Access Coalition, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Global Resilience Partnership

Location: Resilience Hub

Partner organisations: CLASP/Efficiency for Access, Energy Saving Trust/Efficiency for Access, Global Change Institute at Witwatersrand University, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, The World Economic Forum

Context: Building on our successful partnership at COP26 in Glasgow last year, Efficiency for Access is participating in the Race to Resilience’s Resilience Hub as a Food and Agriculture theme co-lead. In addition to co-organising the event, representatives from Efficiency for Access will take part as facilitator and speakers. The session aims to highlight key examples of technological, social, regenerative and financial solutions currently available to help communities mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Register for the event by signing up on the Resilience Hub website here. And check out the Resilience Hub’s full agenda of events here.


Water Pavilion

NEXUS solutions for climate-resilient water, energy, food and environment security: lessons learned from the ground

Date: Monday 14th November | Time: 11:00-12:00 local time (EET)

Hosted by: GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Location: Water Pavilion

Partner organisations: CLASP, Government of Ethiopia, International Food Policy Research Institute, International Hydropower Association, Itaipu Binacional, KfW Development Bank, SafiOrganics, Tajikistan Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, UNFCCC Climate Resilient Food Systems Coalition

Context: This event will focus on experiences and examples of water-energy-food-environment nexus planning and implementation in different countries. Speakers will present lessons learned and discuss the importance of the WEFE-Nexus planning as contribution to the efforts of the international community to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Efficiency for Access will be present as a speaker.

Check out the Water Pavilion’s full agenda here. And register for the event here.


Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation to Drive Sustainable, Equitable Growth in Developing Countries

Date: Monday 14th November | Time: 11:30-13:00 local time (EET)

Hosted by: Carbon Trust, Efficiency for Access, Transforming Energy Access programme

Location: Room 4, Blue Zone

Partner organisations: Carbon Trust, Energy Saving Trust/Efficiency for Access, Sustainable Energy for All, World Bank ESMAP

Fostering innovation is key to achieving clean energy access and improving health, food security and resilience. By accelerating clean energy access in Africa, Asia and the Indo-Pacific, we can meet climate and development goals and mobilise the finance needed for an inclusive transition. Efficiency for Access co-organised the event and will also speak on the event panel alongside speakers from Carbon Trust, Sustainable Energy for All and World Bank ESMAP.

This UNFCCC side event will be live-streamed here. Find the full agenda of all UNFCCC side events here. Relevant information around access and requirements for participation can be found here.


SDG 7 Pavilion

Health, wealth and environmental prosperity: investing in productive use to power decarbonization and improved livelihoods

Date: Friday 11th November | Time: 10:30 – 11:30 local time (EET)

Hosted by: Carbon Trust

Location: SDG 7 Pavilion

Partner organisations: Acumen, CLASP, Energy Saving Trust, World Bank ESMAP

This event will showcase the latest developments in productive use of energy and highlight the economic and social need to invest in reliable energy access for businesses and industries across developing countries with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Efficiency for Access will both facilitate and speak at this event. Register for the event here. Follow this link to check out the SDG 7 Pavilion’s full agenda.

SDG7 and Cooling for All: Delivering Solutions at the Last Mile #ThisIsCool

Date: Wednesday 16th November | Time: 16:30-17:30 local time (EET)

Hosted by: Sustainable Energy for All

Location: SDG 7 Pavilion

Partner organisations: Carbon Trust, CLASP, Energy Saving Trust, Sustainable Energy for All, World Bank ESMAP

Context: Refrigeration is critical to keep food and medicines safe from the point of harvest or manufacture to the final consumer and patient. This session will highlight the synergies between sustainable access to energy and cooling in rural areas and demonstrate how they are inextricably linked. Efficiency for Access will take part in the event as speakers. Register for the event here. Follow this link to check out the SDG 7 Pavilion’s full agenda.