The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), with the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry (MECI) of Cyprus and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), co-organised the 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency (RESEE2023) to share best practices, lessons learned and opportunities to accelerate the deployment of Renewable Energy (RE) technologies and highlighting the importance of Energy Efficiency in Cyprus and similar economies, to emphasise the significance of energy diversification for energy security.
RESEE2023 was held on 12-14 of October 2023 at the Hilton Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus following six successful conferences, since 2007. The topics that were covered in the conference included but not limited to renewable energy sources and technologies, long term energy planning and RE Roadmap towards Cyprus’ National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), Geothermal for heating and cooling, island and regional cooperation, island tourism, digitalization and blockchain technology, energy supply security, e-mobility and smart charging for electric vehicles, energy communities and active consumers, energy efficiency, green buildings, weather forecasting, rural electrification, energy markets, desalination solutions for islands, green hydrogen and battery storage amongst others.
The aim of the RESEE2023 was to bring together key stakeholders of renewable energy and energy efficiency to discuss and share best practices, lessons learned and opportunities to advance the accelerated uptake of renewables and energy efficiency interventions in Cyprus and in similar economies.
The conference provided an avenue for policymakers, researchers, scientists, manufacturers, companies, communities representatives, development agencies, international organizations, financing institutions, private sector and governments in keeping abreast of new developments that facilitated energy transition efforts and provide opportunities for partnerships and collaborations to address the barriers and challenges. Furthermore, the conference brought together the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions around the world that wish to decarbonize their energy supply systems and reduce environmental footprint contributing to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Plan target of 80% renewable energy by 2030.
Closing Session Address by H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Nikos Christodoulides at the 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency – Energy Security