COVID-19 Recovery Resource Hub

COVID-19 Recovery Resource Hub

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a collapse of economic activity across the globe and an almost unprecedented level of job loss. Once the health crisis passes, governments and the private sector will need to focus their attention on stimulus and recovery plans that will create and retain jobs.

Job creation and infrastructure modernization go hand-in-glove. As governments develop stimulus plans that include massive spending on infrastructure projects, the EE Global Alliance is working with its partners to encourage global leaders to fully leverage energy efficiency – the best solution for creating jobs while remaining focused on achieving our climate goals. Energy efficiency is critical not only for our economic revival, but also to ensure a more efficient, low-carbon, and resilient global economy.

This Resource Hub, curated by the #EEGA, provides a continually updated set of resources, analysis, and insights on the central role of energy efficiency in rebuilding the global economy.

 

Webinars 

  • Global Energy Efficiency Indicator Study Release, Presented by JCI and the EE Global Alliance, April 29, 10 AM EDT: This webinar will focus on the results of JCI’s 2019 Global Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, which tracks current and planned investments, key drivers, and organizational barriers to improving energy efficiency in facilities.  The COVID-19 crisis provides the specific context for this webinar: With reference to historical EE Indicator Survey data, Clay Nesler will explore what the surveys revealed about companies’ priorities during the economic recovery from the 2009 recession; in the context of the 2019 data, he will then discuss what these historical lessons can teach us about what may come next. View a recording here.
  • Energy Efficiency in COVID Stimulus Packages, April 30, 10 AM EDT: Andrew McAllister, an Commissioner of the California Energy Commission and EEGA Steering Committee member, will join other energy sector leaders across government, industry, and finance on the important role of energy efficiency in economic stimulus packages for creating jobs, driving economic growth, improving energy affordability, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more and register here.
  • Flattening the Curve: Climate Crisis Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Crisis, presented by the Digital Climate Alliance, May 14, 10 AM EDT: While digital transformation of corporations had been a growing trend in 2019, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the trend into the here and now. The rapid market integration of the internet of things (IOT), artificial intelligence, and advances in network communications present an enormous energy and climate policy opportunity. This “digitalization” could unleash transformative changes needed to develop a system more resilient to future climate-related risks to our public health, economy, environment, and national security. This panel will discuss the role these digital tools have played in helping flatten the curve with the pandemic response and how it could help flatten the climate crisis curve, as well. Register here.
  • Three Percent Club: Maintaining Climate Momentum in the Time of COVID-19, Presented by the International Copper Association, May 27, 10 AM EDT: The Three Percent Club, launched at the 2019 Climate Action Summit, is a coalition of countries and supporting companies and organizations that have committed to work together to put the world on a path to three percent annual energy efficiency improvement. This virtual roundtable will focus on the importance of maintaining climate and energy efficiency goals during the current public health and economic crisis. Presenters will discuss the Three Percent Club’s goals within the context of the COVID-19 crisis and how its collaborative platform can provide support to countries as they navigate the current economic and geopolitical situation and look ahead at plans for the coming recovery. Learn more and register here.
  • Energy Efficiency and Economic Recovery: Lessons from the Great Recession in the E.U. and U.S., TBD (June), 10 AM EDT: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the European Economic Recovery Plan were two massive stimulus packages passed in 2009 to counter the effects of the economic slowdown. In this webinar, experts from both continents will reflect on the role of energy efficiency in these packages, the legacy of the stimuli on efficiency and our energy systems today, and lessons learned for governments and the private sector around the world as we plan for stimulus and recovery investments. Register here.

 

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