Our approach to the energy transition: global thinking and local action
Switzerland’s successful implementation of sustainable energy and climate policies has attracted considerable interest well beyond the country’s borders. ENCO has been promoting international collaboration in this field for over 20 years.
We advise governments and authorities at the national, regional and local levels to support them on their path towards sustainable energy supplies, energy efficiency and climate protection. It is our goal to create the prerequisites for an energy policy that remains effective in the long term, including by implementing the Energiestadt system and transferring Swiss expertise and experiences with projects and planning processes. In this context we place great value on adapting contents to local circumstances to ensure that they deliver maximum practical value and effectiveness.
We have worked in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (Romania, Serbia, Albania), Latin America (Colombia, Chile), Asia (China) and South Africa on behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA), the interdepartmental REPIC platform (Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries) and the EU.
At the European level, we work with nine different countries through the EEA Association to promote the quality assurance and further development of the European Energy Award.