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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.5


Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability

Initiatives: Up-scaling energy efficiency in residential & services sectors, Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Arab countries, Climate change, Energy consumption, Energy efficiency, Performance standards, Sustainable development

Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region

January 2019

The report focuses on energy efficiency in the buildings sector as a major opportunity for substantial progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 and provides an evaluation on the potential benefits of improving the energy performance of the buildings stock in the Arab region. This report reviews the current energy demand trends in the Arab region’s buildings sector and  outlines the main drivers for energy consumption and energy efficiency indicators in the buildings sector based on a regional breakdown. A detailed evaluation of potential energy improvements for both new and existing buildings is also carried out based on a systematic analysis approach to assess the benefits of several energy efficiency programs for the Arab region.

The present report sets out the benefits of large-scale implementation of energy efficiency programs in the Arab region and estimates future achievable reductions in energy consumption, electricity demands and carbon emissions.

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