At the International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, in collaboration with the IEA, was able to showcase a spin-off of the Sustainable Energy Transition Strategy, the SETS: Energy Efficiency Edition.
SETS was originally developed by ICLEI and Generation.Energy with the aim to bring together local government officials, and other diverse stakeholders, to address the various challenges involved in the energy transition. It is meant as an innovative methodology and tool to bridge the gap between strategy definition and implementation by simulating the real world context involving various stakeholder groups. SETS aims to use the power of play to improve decision-making in the complex and multi-stakeholder process that is the sustainable energy transition.
SETS is also incredibly versatile, and can be adapted to suit a variety of local government needs, including creating awareness of specific technologies and measures, such as energy efficiency and digitalization. Players belonged to different groups of stakeholders, including local governments, the ICT sector, and the mobility sector, and were able to put forth the energy efficiency measures that most suited them, while negotiating and bringing on board other stakeholder groups to implement these measures.