Rapidly mobilising renewable energy resources for a just global energy transformation
Date: 3 December
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: SE Room 6, Blue Zone, COP28
Renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro and biomass) are playing a dominant role in decarbonising our energy system. Rapid deployment of these technologies in a sustainable way is essential to meet the international and national energy and climate goals. Apart from climate change mitigation, the development of renewable technologies contributes to numerous socio-economic factors including job creation, energy access and local economic development.
The side event will share the progress of renewable energies towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement as part of the Global Stocktake as well as steps needed to increase the scale and pace of deployment through international collaboration – with the goal of a 100% renewable energy supply worldwide.
The deployment of renewable energy technologies should occur at all levels – especially at community and local level. Deploying distributed RE technologies at the local level has numerous socio-economic benefits including affordable and reliable energy supply, local value creation, improved health via better air and water, gender equality, reduced poverty, etc.
Speakers will represent leading international renewable energy associations, experts working at different geographical levels in renewable energy deployment and the international climate movement. Following the presentations, the panellists and audience will discuss how to replicate and scale up these best practice cases at all levels.
Moderator: Bharadwaj Kummamuru, Executive Director, WorldBioenergy Association
• Koaile Monaheng, Expert on Renewable Energy, CAN International
• Irfan Mirza, Vice President, World Wind Energy Association
• Dave Renne, Immediate Past President, International Solar Energy Society
• Christian Rakos, President, World Bioenergy Association
• Debbie Gray, Climate Policy Manager, International Hydropower Association