Industrial and commercial buildings sectors adopt energy management systems

July 03, 2017

Beijing– The Government of Canada and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will lead the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), which aims to accelerate the global adoption of energy management systems in the industrial and commercial buildings sectors.

This new leadership structure was announced today during the eighth meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), taking place in Beijing.

The EMWG is an initiative under the CEM, the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), and the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan. The participating governments are Australia, Canada, Chile, China (observer), Denmark (observer), the European Commission, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. 

Together, Canada and UNIDO will provide strategic contributions and mobilize resources to maintain the EMWG as a key global forum for advancing energy management systems.

“The EMWG has helped us to measure the benefits of the ISO 50001 certification in Canada,  foster a qualified workforce and recognize leadership through the CEM Energy Management Leadership Award, presented in Canada for the first time this past year,” said James Gordon Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “Canada is pleased to take on leadership of the Energy Management Working Group in collaboration and in cooperation with UNIDO.”

LI Yong, the Director General of UNIDO, added: “Energy management is a central part of UNIDO’s services and reinforces our mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development. We are proud to join the Government of Canada and all EMWG member countries on advancing ISO 50001 and energy management systems globally. We stand ready to provide our knowledge, expertise and technical resources in support of this cause. I am confident that through our programmes and expertise, we will help the EMWG increase its global outreach and achieve all of its objectives.”

Source- United Nations Industrial Development Organization