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.
The importance of renewable energy in Russia is growing.
OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo has confirmed that he will participate in Russian Energy Week 2017. The cartel head is to take part in one of the key discussions on the Forum business agenda focusing on world oil market stabilization.
The second ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum, Russia’s biggest annual trade event dedicated to analysing trends in the global fuel and energy complex, will take place in Moscow and St. Petersburg on 3–6 October 2018 with support from the Ministry of Energy of Russia.