About the Building Efficiency Accelerator
In September 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) as a global initiative to mobilize action in support of three interlinked objectives:
- Provide universal access to modern energy services
- Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
- Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
As part of the strategy to double the rate of efficiency improvements, the Building Efficiency Accelerator supports public commitments at city, regional, and national levels.
The BEA collaborative network is led by the World Resources Institute, with ICLEI engaging to support local and subnational governments, together with 70 businesses, governments and NGOs. It provides tools, expertise and technical capabilities to sub-national governments, who commit to implementing and reporting on measures designed to improve efficiency. Reporting takes place in the carbonn® Climate Registry.
ICLEI’s role focuses on the development of guidance, capacity building and offering tailored support to local and subnational governments to assess priorities, implement and track actions, and exchange lessons learned. ICLEI is also a lead partner in the closely related District Energy in Cities Initiative, led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), working to interlink available guidance and opportunities for peer exchange.