GFEI an inspiration in Energy Efficiency
The final event that GFEI was involved in at COP21 was the Energy Efficiency LPAA action day.
Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP made special reference to GFEI as ‘a model alliance that should inspire other sectors’. The audience was then shown a new film which was commissioned especially for the occasion which showcases GFEI’s global work. This was followed by an interview with Marcelo Mena, Chilean Environment Minister who described how GFEI had successfully supported the government in Chile to introduce a series of measures to improve fuel economy, including vehicle emissions labelling, a carbon tax, and a tax on emissions which is based on both CO2 and NOx emissions. He was followed by Sheila Watson who explained how as a result of the Energy for All Accelerator, GFEI will be increasing its work to include an additional 40 new countries, on top of the 27 countries where it already supports work.