Working Group 4
Fostering energy efficiency in industrial production

The industrial sector has a great potential for energy efficient production. Improved energy efficiency can deliver multiple benefits for manufacturing industries: reduce production, operation and maintenance costs, gain competitive advantage, improve product quality, increase shareholder value and enhance company’s image by contributing to the environmentally sustainable growth and climate change mitigation. Despite the existing economic benefits, companies face difficulties in accessing capital, have limited capacities and lack information on energy efficiency options to implement projects. In order to overcome these barriers governments need to encourage flow of private capital into energy efficiency projects through creating favorable policy framework conditions and enforcing relevant legislation.

Participants explore how governments can incentivize local industries to implement energy efficiency measures.

About the Working Group

A selected group of practitioners from governments and the private sector, representing various countries from developing and emerging economies formed the Working Group in 2016. Over the past months they jointly developed concrete prototypes aiming at initiating a process of change in their respective organization as well as policy briefs capturing the main findings within the focal area.

Meet the participants of the Working Group.


The following prototypes and policy briefs are being developed by PDCI core group participants of this working group:


Climate Incentives for Manufacturing (CLIMA): Designing Fiscal Incentives for Energy Efficiency in Cement, Paper, and Plastic Industries
by Rafaelita M. Aldaba, Assistant Secretary, Industry Development & Trade Policy Group, Department of Trade & Industry, Philippines

Invest in Energy Efficiency Shifting Technology
by Vicente Co, Vice President of the Philippine Plastics Industry Association (PPIA)

Innovative Model and Decision-Making Tools to Reduce the Risks Related to the Investments in Energy Efficiency
by Kabil Dahmani, Director, General Committee of the State’s Budget Administration, Ministry of Finance, Tunisia
by Amel Trifa,  General Manager, General Committee of the State’s Budget Administration, Ministry of Finance, Tunisia

Green Tax for Mobilizing Industry Efficiency
by Manfred Kopper, Environmental Director, Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo (AED), Costa Rica

Efficiency Management 2.0
by Alejandro Velasco, CEO, Quality Energy Solutions, Germany

Existing Building Commissioning
by Z. Churchill Norbert, Project Coordinator, Department of Environment, Antigua and Barbuda

Latest and Modern Organized Fan Testing Services for Pakistan Electric Fan Industry
by Iffat Farooq, Additional Secretary, Energy Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

Prototype presentation of Churchill Norbert

Policy Briefs

Policy Brief 1: Enabling Initiatives Towards Mainstreaming and Upscaling the Application of Energy-Efficient Technology in Industries
by Corazon Conde, Group Head, Association of Development Financing Institutions Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), The Philippines

Policy Brief 2: Fiscal and other green policy instruments in promoting and enhancing energy-efficiencies among SMEs across selected regions/countries
by Victor Abainza, Special Assistant to the Secretary General, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), The Philippines