World Hydropower Outlook: the need to double capacity in 30 years

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As a clean, green, modern and affordable source of energy, sustainable hydropower has a crucial role to play in achieving global climate and development goals. No other renewable solution can provide the flexibility and grid services at scale to enable the vast amounts of wind and solar energy that will be needed to achieve net zero by 2050.

It will be impossible to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C without a huge increase in low-carbon electricity generation. But data revealed in the International Hydropower Association’s 2022 Hydropower Status Report shows that hydropower is simply not being developed fast enough. New development is not matching the pace required to meet the International Energy Agency’s net zero pathway, and with most of the additional capacity over the last five years concentrated in China, huge untapped potential in many regions of the world is not being developed.

In this webinar, leaders and expert commentators from IHA, REN21 and IEA will present new global hydropower development data, discuss what it means for the clean energy transition, and highlight the opportunities to steer the world on a course towards net zero.

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022

Time: 12 noon (CEST)

Speakers include:‍

- Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21

- Yasmina Abdelilah, Energy Analyst - Renewable Markets, International Energy Agency

- Alex Campbell, Head of Research and Policy, International Hydropower Association

- Rebecca Ellis, Energy Policy Manager, International Hydropower Association

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