Global District Energy in Cities Initiative
Recognizing that modern district energy helps cities meet energy efficiency, zero energy building and renewable energy objectives, the District Energy in Cities Initiative supports local governments to build know-how and implement enabling policies that accelerate investment in low-carbon and climate-resilient district energy systems.
As one of six accelerators of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, the District Energy in Cities Initiative aims to double the rate of energy efficiency improvements for heating and cooling in buildings by 2030. It addresses the urgent need to reduce energy demand and shift to efficient and low carbon sources consistent with global climate and energy ambitions.
The Global District Energy in Cities Initiative provides capacity building and technical assistance to local governments and their partners to develop enabling policies, address barriers, unlock investment and scale-up modern district energy in cities. The initiative is working to raise awareness on the opportunities and multiple benefits of district energy.