Following the approval of the National Energy Policy in 2018, Eswatini has once again confirmed its interest and ambitions to improve energy efficiency in all sectors of economy. In July 2019, Eswatinis' cabinet of ministers approved Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy that is now an official guiding document supporting the implementation of further reforms in the energy sector of the country. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy developed the latter policy in close collaboration with the Energy Charter Secretariat based in Brussels, Belgium.
The technical assistance provided by the Secretariat was funded by the European Union's Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). The collaboration between the Ministry, the European Union and the Secretariat aims to support the country’s initiative related to sustainable development. The Ministry has already begun working on the development of the National Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan envisaged by the new policy.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy publication is available in English.