Hydropower development: providing renewable and environmentally friendly energy (COP26 event)
Ensuring long-term water availability and preventing water related natural disasters
Watch the event on 3 November 2021, 15:00-16:30 GMT
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) comes together with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Government of Tajikistan to co-host this COP26 side event exploring how hydropower can provide renewable and environmentally friendly energy, ensure long-term water availability and prevent water-related natural disasters. The event is hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
This event can be attended by UNFCCC-accredited attendees in the COP26 Blue Zone. Find out how to obtain observer status on the UNFCCC website.
Hydropower, if developed in line with international good practices in sustainability, has a vital contribution to make to the climate agenda. In a series of speeches and discussions, this event will explore how hydropower can complement other renewable energy sources, how it can be developed sustainably in the 21st century, and how finance resources can be unlocked to ensure it plays its best role in meeting climate targets.
Speakers at the event will include:
- Tom Howes, Head of Energy and Environment, International Energy Agency (moderator)
- Eddie Rich, CEO of IHA
- Alex Campbell, Head of Research and Policy at the IHA
- H.E. Mr. Jamshed Shodizoda, First Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan
- Heymi Bahar, Senior Analyst, International Energy Agency
- Ariel Scheffer da Silva, Head of Environmental Management at Itaipu Binacional - Brazil
- Mark Smith, Director General of the International Water Management Institute
- Kenzo Hiroki, The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
On the day, you will also be able to live stream this event through this link