Spheres of Activity

GFSE operates at the intersection of international energy discourse and diplomacy with practical project-oriented work in the field.

Beside feeding into the international energy discourse, raising awareness and disseminating information, GFSE is ready to undertake a more practical role in facilitating energy-related initiatives and projects.

GFSE activities can be grouped into three categories - networking, dissemination of information and facilitation of project initiatives.

GFSE is a networking agent

The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy interacts and networks with other energy initiatives and organizations in the energy field and thereby enhances synergies and complementarities. GFSE has been playing an active role in bringing together several energy-related initiatives, launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 in Johannesburg. So far, two meetings took place with representatives of the various partnerships. A general interest in gaining access to substantive information on the work of the different partnerships has been voiced, and GFSE was considered a suitable platform to carry the dialogue of energy-related initiatives forward in close contact with UN-DESA.

GFSE informs on sustainable energy

GFSE prepares and initiates events devoted to the promotion and dissemination of particular energy technologies in the context of sustainable development advancement.

GFSE facilitates project initiatives

GFSE fosters partnerships and facilitates energy for sustainable development initiatives. It supports private-public partnerships by presenting opportunities and identifying investment/partnership possibilities.

GFSE initiates projects by:

  • Bringing together energy stakeholders from developing and developed countries
  • Attracting international investors and raising funds for sustainable energy projects
  • Bridging Austrian environmental target achievements with sustainable energy investments

Global conferences and regional fora or workshops are the visible peak of the GFSE activities.

The first GFSE Activity Report looks back on the past 15 years of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy, and presents future focal areas and activities.

The second GFSE Activity Report summarizes the work of the Global Forum on Sustainable Initiative in the years 2014 - 2016 and presents an outlook to coming activities.

More precise information on the GFSE meetings and regional workshops can be found on the following pages, grouped according to the year of each activity: 

Download: Folder - GFSE 10 Years of awareness raising for a global sustainable energy system