2nd Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
RCREEE presents the relationship between SMEs and sustainable energy transition. In particular, the session focuses on how SMEs can create demand for RE and EE technologies by improving the efficiency of their operations. In addition, the session highlights international experience of how SMEs contributes to the supply of RE and EE solutions for end users across all sectors, including rural areas.
RCREEE builds on the success of the first Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency held in 2012. As a strategic partner, RCREEE organized the bi-annual event with the League of Arab States and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
Eight panelists from government, regulatory, investment, and international development discussed barriers and opportunities for SMEs to create sustainable energy demand and create jobs. Best practices from the region and world are discussed. Over 250 professionals from the Arab region and the world attended the session. RCREEE experts attracted local and regional media outlets for topic discussion and coverage.
The Forum intends to provide a platform for dialogue among various stakeholders including policy makers, international and regional experts in sustainable energy and green economy fields, , SMEs, professional associations, technology suppliers, financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders. The objective is to exchange experience and identify potential cooperation opportunities.
This year, the forum introduces the theme of “Enhancing the Role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency “. The forum explores the role that SMEs can play in sustainable energy development in the Arab region. It examines the technical, institutional, financial and legislative instruments that can encourage the engagement of SMEs in these fields. The Focus on SMEs stems from their ability to offer a unique opportunity to tap on the available resources and attract potential investments from private sector to develop and enhance RE and EE markets and create jobs.
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