National summit: Energy efficiency and Australia’s economic recovery
The world has experienced a public health emergency that has brought with it acute economic impacts. As Australia responds to the economic crisis, we aim to recover on a path to building a better future.
There is a growing consensus in Australia and around the world that energy efficiency has a crucial role in economic recovery and providing long-term social, economic and environmental benefits. Energy efficiency projects in homes and businesses are shovel ready, labour intensive, improve productivity and lower energy bills and carbon emissions.
The multiple benefits of energy efficiency are huge, but realising them requires rapid and decisive action. Which is why the Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Industry Group, Energy Efficiency Council, and the Property Council of Australia have joined forces to host a National Summit on Wednesday 1 July 2020, Energy efficiency and Australia’s economic recovery.
We have timed the event to take place following the launch of the final report from the International Energy Agency’s Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency.
This Commission of global leaders from business and government has been considering how to drive increased action on energy efficiency. We are delighted that Michael Liebreich will join us to explain its findings. Mr. Liebreich is a member of the Commission and founder of New Energy Finance, which was purchased by Bloomberg LP in 2009. Michael is a leading global expert on clean energy and transportation, smart infrastructure, technology, climate finance and sustainable development.
Energy efficiency and Australia's economic recovery will also bring together leaders from politics, business, the community sector and beyond to discuss how we can act to put energy efficiency at the heart of Australia’s economic recovery.