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UNIDO, Mexican Government to hold high-level event on energy efficiency at COP16

CANCUN, Mexico, 6 December 2010 – Prioritizing global action on energy efficiency and its role in the COP16 mitigation negotiations will be the focus of a high-level event in Cancun on Wednesday.

The event, which being organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Mexico, will be opened by Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Participants in the high-panel discussion will include Mexico Energy Secretary, Georgina Kessel; Spanish Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Water, Rosa Aguilar Rivero; Danish Climate and Energy Minister, Lykke Fris; Australian Climate and Energy Efficiency Minister, Greg Combet; South African Energy Minister, Elizabeth Dipuo Peters; World Bank President, Robert Zoellick; and UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella.

Special guests will include the UN ECE Director-General, Jan Kubis; ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Barcena; UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark; UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner; Senior Brookings Fellow, Katherine Sierra; and the President of the UN Foundation, Tim Wirth.

Journalists are invited to attend the event from 11:30 to 12:50, on 8 December, in the Cancun messe.

Please see the flyer for the event here

For more information, please contact:

Marina Ploutakhina

UNIDO Energy Policy and Partnerships Coordinator

Tel. +998-108-5946

Tel. +43-699-1459-7773



Mikhail Evstafyev

UNIDO Advocacy and Communication Coordinator

Tel. +43-699-1459-7329


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