The "Renewable Energy & Efficiency Week", which takes place in Berlin from 19 to 23 November 2018, is Germany's most important expert workshop for partners of German bilateral development cooperation in the energy sector. Since 2011 it has been organised annually by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The event is intended to support development cooperation partners in efficiently advancing national transformation processes towards sustainable energy systems and energy access.
The aim is also to intensify exchanges on energy and development policy issues both with the speakers and between the partners themselves. Around 150 participants from about 30 countries are expected to attend, representing higher working levels from energy ministries, regulatory authorities, energy companies and associations, among others. The international delegations will be accompanied by GIZ representatives from their respective countries.
Thomas Götz, Project Co-ordinator in the Division Energy, Transport and Climate Policy at the Wuppertal Institute, will give a lecture on "Lessons learnt from EU policy on ecodesign" in the session "Energy efficiency support policies".
The event language during the REEW2018 is English. Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish, French, and Russian will be offered with an exception of workshop groups (Thursday afternoon) and field trips (Friday).