As the global energy efficiency hub of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), 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 ambitions 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 on Energy Efficiency has a wide range of collaborators who can assist with energy efficiency implementation assistance, creating partnerships with countries, cities and districts is fundamental to this model. We have initiated dialogues across a range of different locations to explore opportunities for replicable energy efficiency implementation. As a part of this dialogue process, we produce 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. 

Energy Efficiency Partnerships: Tbilisi, Georgia


The Copenhagen Centre is working with the City of Tbilisi to improve and support energy efficiency, helping the city to refine its strategy, define its priority opportunities, get connected with delivery partners and accelerate investments for implemented projects.

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 percent in 2020 to 30 or 40 percent 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.

Click to download the Tbilisi brief.


Energy Efficiency Partnerships: Astrakhan, Russia


Astrakhan has an ambition to become a flagship sustainable city and a model for regional replication. The Copenhagen Centre is working with the City of Astrakhan to improve and support its energy efficiency across buildings, industry and transport.

The energy efficiency brief uncovers existing initiatives and priority opportunities, and highlights of the brief include:
• Driven by the strong motivation of the city administration as well as engagement of local and international experts, the city is developing a holistic ‘Astrakhan – Sustainable City’ programme to achieve higher living standards for its residents, with energy efficiency being one of the programme’s key components.

• Energy-efficient renovation of existing municipal and residential buildings together with modernization of heat supply and distribution facilities will offer a synergetic effect for increasing the city’s sustainability, together with other benefits such as higher levels of comfort, energy cost savings, increase in property values, job creation, and improvement of health and productivity.

Click to download the Astrakhan brief in English and Russian.


Energy Efficiency Partnerships: Rosario, Argentina


Rosario has a clear understanding that clean and efficient delivery of energy represents a major competitive factor for the local economy and the wellbeing of its citizens, so initiatives are taking place to minimize the energy needs of families and businesses. The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency has developed work with the city of Rosario to improve and support its energy efficiency across buildings, industry and transport.

Highlights of the brief include:
• Increased data collection and monitoring of energy use can further help the evaluation of policies, programs and tools and contribute to increase energy efficiency locally.

• Capacity building and information dissemination across all sectors is needed and a local structure that could perform these activities could be of significant help in the implementation of the municipal policies on energy efficiency.

Click to download the Rosario brief in English and Spanish.




16 JUNE 2019