Building solutions provider in partnership with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Building solutions provider Johnson Controls and The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have announced the creation of a European and Mediterranean Energy Efficiency & Climate Change Forum. The event will be hosted in Monaco in April 2010 and will focus on a range of energy efficiency and policy issues with the goal of elevating awareness and accelerating action on implementing energy efficiency programs to slow climate change.

The event will be driven by an executive council of leading experts and policy makers who will establish the content which will be focused on removing barriers to the implementation of energy efficiency programs across Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The event will be targeted toward thought and policy leaders as well as building owners.

“There is no question that climate change is a critical issue that requires immediate action," said David Myers, president of Johnson Controls building efficiency business. "Energy efficiency provides one of the most immediate ways we can impact climate change. We estimate in buildings alone energy usage could be reduced 20–30% by using technologies currently available to run them more efficiently. More broadly applied efficiency can have an even bigger impact on energy usage and carbon emissions. The size of the opportunity and immediacy with which it could be addressed should create a sense of urgency. We will use the Forum to help drive understanding and the formulation of policy that encourages rapid action.”

“The event will provide a unique opportunity to bring leading experts, policy makers and end users together to move more quickly from debate to action around energy efficiency and climate change,” said HE Bernard Fautrier, vice president and chief executive officer of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.