Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference

Date: 25 June 2018 - 27 June 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria

SENSE member Robert Harmsen (UU) is involved in this conference as a member of the scientific board.

Policies and programmes for energy efficiency and climate mitigation are ranked as top priorities by the EU, IEA and UN to help the world face the critical issues of climate change and resource conservation. This focus has resulted in growing investment into energy efficiency and low carbon measures.

There is therefore a need to improve the assessment of potential and actual impacts of these measures. To address this issue, IEPPEC provides a platform to share and learn the experience and lessons from high-quality evaluation practices.

Previous European events: facts and figures

Since 2010, four conferences have been held in Europe: in 2010 (Paris), in 2012 (Rome), in 2014 (Berlin), and in 2016 (in Amsterdam). The last two events attracted between 150 and 200 participants, from nearly 30 countries. The participants mostly came from Europe and North America, but also from Brazil, China, Japan, Korea and South Africa.

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Call For Abstracts – Closes on October 15, 2017

IEPPEC community aims at exchanging new ideas, inputs for current and upcoming debates, experience, feedback and lessons learnt about all the stages of evaluations.

Our theme for our 2018 Vienna conference is a “reality” check recognizing that 2020 is tomorrow…are we on track to meet goals?  We will explore how evaluation work can tell us about whether we are on track to achieve 2020 targets.  We will also be considering the ways that evaluations can help upgrade policies and programmes to ensure targets will be achieved in 2020 and beyond. We are particularly interested in papers that describe:

  • Approaches to evaluating whether countries are on track to meet their energy efficiency and greenhouse mitigation goals including national policy packages. 
  • Learning about what works in delivering energy efficiency and associated greenhouse gas emissions in specific sectors and markets. 
  • How national and local governments intend to assess their 2020 achievements; particularly considering the attribution of impacts to policy action. 
  • How utilities, NGO, funding agencies, and private companies assess their achievements in meeting energy efficiency and greenhouse goals. 
  • How to integrate evaluation to inform the development of policies to meet the expected 2030 energy efficiency targets.

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