Global Forum on Sustainable Energy

GFSE is a neutral multi-stakeholder platform which is facilitating international dialogue on energy for sustainable development by taking into accounts the special interests and challenges of developing countries. GFSE aims at the establishment of a sustainable world energy system in a social, economic and environmental perspective. It contributes to both international discourse and information dissemination on sustainable energy. GFSE plays a crucial role in facilitating sustainable energy projects, by bringing together donors, investors and project developers. Their interaction produces new opportunities and enhances existing initiatives in the field of sustainable energy.

GFSE is organized on a broad basis in Austria and internationally. The GFSE activities are supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation in the Ministry for European and International Affairs and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The GFSE secretariat is currently hosted by the Austrian Energy Agency. The GFSE activities are carried out case by case with different international partners such as UNDP, UNIDO, UNEP, GNESD, REEEP, IIASA and ESMAP.

For more information on the activities of GFSE, please check out the Activity Reports:

GFSE regularly produce policy briefs, which are designed to aid the interaction and knowledge exchange between stakeholders, policy makers and technical experts. The policy briefs provide a concise summary of a particular issue of global relevance and the policy options to deal with it. You can read the policy briefs here

Project Dates
Duration03/2010 – 05/2012