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Guidebook on Promotion of Sustainable Energy Consumption

Over the past five years, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) secretariat has on various occasions conducted consultations with non-governmental organizations, and in particular with consumer organizations, on effective approaches and concepts regarding the improvement of consumer awareness and consumer information for the promotion of energy efficiency and sustainable energy use. In this context, the ESCAP secretariat has benefited greatly from its continuing cooperation with the Citizens' Alliance for Consumer Protection of the Republic of Korea. This publication presents the main outcomes and recommendations of the various jointly implemented activities together with selected background and discussion papers that may serve as a guideline to other NGOs as they develop, review or implement their own national or local efforts for the promotion of energy and sustainable consumption.

This publication comprises three parts. Part One provides an introductory overview to the promotion of sustainable energy consumption in the residential sector of the region. Parts Two and Three present the general framework and case studies respectively, which could be used as possible models for similar initiatives in other countries. Part Two presents four selected background information papers on essential legal, technical and policy aspects of campaigning for energy efficiency. This information will be important to concerned non-governmental organizations which intend to engage in campaign work for the first time. Part Three aims at facilitating the exchange of information on best practices and presents five institutional profiles of selected energy efficiency promotion campaigns.

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Information from: UNESCAP