Organizations & Programs

A number of international and national organizations, as well as trade and industry associations conduct work that is relevant for improving resource use efficiency and reducing environmental impact of the industrial sector in different countries - either generally or with focus on individual sectors. This section provides a compilation of such organizations and relevant programmes.


The CHP Working Group has been inaugurated under the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP), which is another initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial. The primary purpose of GSEP initiative is to substantially cut global energy consumption by encouraging industries and commercial facilities to practice continuous energy efficiency improvements and by establishing public-private partnerships for certain technologies or specific energy-intensive sectors.
CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII - Godrej GBC) is one of the 10 Centres of Excellences of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).  CII - Godrej GBC offers advisory services to the industry in the areas of Green buildings, energy efficiency, water management, environmental management, renewable energy, green business incubation and climate change activities.
Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a global forum to encourage and initiate programmes that speed up the development of clean energy technologies, to share lessons learned and to promote the global transition towards a clean energy economy. CEM was established at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference of parties (COP) in Copenhagen in 2009.
The Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) is recognized as Europe’s leading network for climate and energy issues. CAN-E has 129 member organizations in 25 European countries. CAN-E works to prevent anthropogenic climate change and to promote sustainable energy policy in Europe.
Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (CONUEE) is a decentralized body of SENER (Ministry of Energy, or Secretaria de Energia) that will advise the National Public Administration and promote the implementation of best practices related to energy efficiency in México.
Based in Brussels, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is a non-profit organization that groups the European pulp and paper industry and streamlines its achievements and its products’ benefits. Using the CEPI platform, the paper industry increases its visibility and acts on emerging challenges, making contributions on behalf of the industry. The 800 enterprises which are members of CEPI represent 26% of world paper products production (CEPI, 2011b).
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-profit, non-governmental, industry-led organization, which aims to support India’s industrial development. CII has over 8100 private and public sector members, including SMEs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 400 national and regional sectoral associations.
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency is a department of the Australian Government . It is the key Commonwealth agency on greenhouse matters, and is responsible for both the coordination of domestic climate change policy and for managing the delivery of major new and existing Commonwealth greenhouse programs.
The Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) is a group of dedicated scientists, economists, attorneys and other professionals. This group tackles the most urgent environmental threats to the climate, oceans, ecosystems and people’s health. To get results, EDF combines science, economics and law in its work. EDF also provides consultation for energy efficiency and smart grids to achieve a low-carbon energy future. EDF has its main offices in New York City and Washington DC (EDF, 2011a).
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA) is an international trade organization of over 2,100 electromechanical sales and service and maintenance firms of motors, drives, controls and other electromechanical equipment in 58 countries. Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment, and state-of-the-art technology.