REW 2018 agenda includes sustainable urban development
Along with South Korea, Russia became one of the leading countries for the initiative on energy efficiency and sustainable urban development in 2017. Not only some of the largest countries of the world, such as China, the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, and South Africa, but also authoritative international organizations such as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) joined the activities of the initiative. The initiative was also supported by more than 30 Russian cities.
Following the meeting of sherpas, India also joined the initiative.
The initiative was launched at the ‘Russian Energy Week’ International Forum in Moscow on 4–7 October 2017. Participants in the mayor summit discussed measures aimed at improving energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy sources, and the best practices of energy management in the urban environment.
Kirill Molodtsov spoke at the press conference dedicated to the 7th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum to be held as part of the Russian Energy Week.
On 21 December 2017, the Organizing Committee for preparing for and holding the Russian Energy Week 2018 International Forum held a meeting chaired by Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.