Formulating a Common Agenda for Energy Efficiency


The League of Green Embassies is a U.S. Department of State initiative promoting international cooperation in energy efficiency and clean technologies. The League is a collaboration of the U.S. State Department, through its embassies around the world, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce and U.S. cleantech exporters and international stakeholders.
Three key goals of the League of Green Embassies are to advance the Presidential mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in USG buildings; to demonstrate the capabilities of U.S. products and technologies to the world market; and to increase the exports of U.S. products and services in line with the National Export Initiative. The vision of the League is to provide new economic opportunities, to promote exports and stimulate U.S. investment in energy and environmental technologies while addressing important political and ecological challenges such as energy security and climate change.
The League of Green Embassies reflects the commitment of its members to reduce the greenhouse emissions of their Embassies and related properties in order to combat climate change and reduce operating costs through energy efficiency. Embassies are a powerful force for introducing innovative solutions, influencing individuals and institutions in host countries, and play an important role in mobilizing public opinion and action. The News page aims to showcase collaborative efforts and best practices, and to highlight exemplary actions as well as interesting and relevant stories.
The League was established in 2007 by Michael M. Wood, former U.S. Ambassador to Sweden. Since November 2010, the League is led by the U.S. Embassy Helsinki and Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck.