A public-private collaboration that turns global expertise into action to help cities reduce building emissions to meet climate goals.
Buildings are responsible for one-third of global energy demand and one-quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Global building energy demand can be reduced by one-third by 2050 if known energy efficiency best practices are implemented on a large scale across regions.
The major barriers to efficient buildings are institutional, behavioral, and financial rather than technical. The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) is a public-private collaboration that aims to break down these barriers by increasing global and cross-sector collaboration.
The BEA supports public commitments at the city, regional and national levels. The BEA collaborative network is led by WRI, with ICLEI supporting local and regional governments, together with 70 businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations.
As a BEA partner, ICLEI offers guidance, capacity building, and tailored support to help local and regional governments set policy targets, assess priorities, implement and track actions, and exchange lessons learned. In particular, ICLEI East Asia assisted the engagement of two BEA cities in the region.
Remove barriers to the alignment of policies and markets, and support engagement between stakeholders to transform local energy efficiency and improve building efficiency in new and existing buildings;
Contribute to the SEforALL objectives to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
Building Efficiency Accelerator: Activities
Designed to complement existing city network efforts, the BEA:
Provides tools, expertise, and technical capabilities to local and regional governments matched to city priorities;
Provides a venue for engagement with private sector partners;
Assesses and prioritizes locally-appropriate building efficiency policies and actions;
Tracks action and documents progress, and shares lessons learned;
Engages with cities based on the needs of the city and the activities that the partnership can provide in each location.
Associate Partnership is available to non-governmental organizations, universities, state and national government agencies and not-for-profit research institutions. The purpose of Associate Partnership is to facilitate dialogues between local governments and these partners, to provide knowledge transfer in line with ICLEI’s Mission and Charter, and an avenue for which partners can support ICLEI’s work and mandate.
HARNESS the power of the ICLEI Network!" Governments need to give (the sense of) direction, as Business leaders we don't make the wind, we sail the boats. So policy should set the winds in the right directions if you want the boat going fast to the right harbor."Philippe JoubertSenior Advisor, World Business Council on Sustainable Development
Joining ICLEI means connecting to more than 1,500 local and regional governments as well as technical experts and a diversity community of partners worldwide. ICLEI Members actively engage with their peers through conferences, workshops, webinars and online platforms and take advantage of our connections with businesses, financial institutions and other implementation partners that help strengthen innovation and resourcing.
Eva MadeiraHead of ICLEI Global Membership & Governance