Beitrag zum Vienna Energy Forum 2015

Contract partner: UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development OrganizationCountry: Österreich Funding amount: € 261.125,00Project start: 01.05.2015End: 31.08.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) is biennial Forum. The VEF 20125 will focus on Sustainable Energy for Inclusive Development, and will be held from 18 to 20th June 2015, back to back with the ESMAP Knowledge Exchange Forum 16th and 17th June. The past VEFs have succesfully been organized by UNIDO jointly with BMEIA and IIASA. In the organization of the VEF 2015, SE4All and ADA joined as co-organizer. The main purpose of the VEF 2015 is to facilitate a multi-sectorial, multi-stakeholders and interdisciplanry dialodue on sustainable energy for incluve development. The Forum will bring together policy makers, civil society and private sector representatives and academia to identify opportunities and challenges, share best and good practrices, forge networks, intensify international cooperation and engage in concrete energy business partnerships in the context of SE4All. Taking place in the run up to the SDG summit and the COP 21 in Paris the VEF is expected to generate concrete inputs for the anchoring of sustainable energy for inclusive development in the Post 2015 Development Agenda and for the successful conclusion of a comprehensive and effective climate agreement.

Expected results/outputs

- Defined key messages from the VEF contributed successfully to the upcoming COP 21 Forum in Paris and to the UN-summit for the adoption of the 2015 Agenda in New York.

- More than 1.000 international particitpants (policy makers, civil society, private sector) discussed actual issues on sustainable energy for inclusive development

- ADA contributed actively to 3 major side-events and ensured knowledge-exchange, identified synergies and possible steps to move forward

"Greenbuildings concepts and policies" (together with GFSE, AEA)

"NEXUS studies" (togehter with IIASA)

"Women and energy" (UNIDO; IIASA, ADA)

- Key findings from the ESMAP Knowledge Exchange Forum have been discussed in the high panels

project number2767-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Energiegewinnung, -Verteilung und -Effizienz, allgemein
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 2, Gender: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.