The Vienna Energy Forum Virtual Series will be held on February 3-17

February 02, 2021

The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) is a biennial global, multi-stakeholder forum with the objective of exploring developmental challenges within the realm of sustainable energy. The Forum introduces a platform for policy- and decision-makers from all sectors of society to conceive practical solutions to sustainability issues.

Since its founding in 2008 by a joint initiative of the Austrian Government, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, VEF has assembled thinkers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss practical solutions to sustainable development challenges and pave the way for tangible partnerships on the ground.

The VEF Virtual Series is a platform with the overarching goal of progressing agreed recommendations and delivering policy briefs with action-oriented solutions in targeted locations, to assist countries around the world align their recovery efforts with an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.

The culmination of the VEF Series will witness the launch of three global programmes addressing the needs of developing countries and emerging economies, and unlocking opportunities to pursue the energy nexus with the three end-use sectors.

Guided by the theme „Accelerating Energy Transition,“ the 2021 edition of the Series will explore the pathways that stimulate demand and promote economic recovery in three end-use sectors:

Food Systems. Agro-Industry.
The sessions in the Food Systems Track will serve as a platform to discuss pathways to better align the energy transition with the food systems transformation, focusing on opportunities in developing countries.
3 February 2021
14:00-15:30 CET

Industry Decarbonisation — Hard to Abate Sectors.
The sessions in the Industry Track will explore the integration of sustainable energy in the industrial sector.
10 February 2021
14:00-15:30 CET

Energy efficiency policy and regulations.
The sessions in the Products Track will focus on energy efficiency in building-related products, specifically addressing the efficiency of appliances.
17 February 2021
14:00-15:30 CET