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Richard Taylor

Richard M. TAYLOR

Richard Taylor

Chief Executive, International Hydropower Association

Richard M Taylor, a fellow of the Energy Institute (UK), has been involved in the hydropower sector since 1985. He became a founding board member of IHA in 1995, and has served as the association’s executive director since 2001. 

Richard has written and edited numerous technical papers and periodicals on water and energy, and has been engaged in United Nations initiatives on water (WWDR and UNEP), energy (UNIDO and UNDESA) and climate change (UNESCO and IPCC). 

He has also participated in the work of the International Renewable Energy Alliance, World Bank, International Energy Agency, World Energy Council and World Water Council.

Associated sessions

9 May
16:30 - 18:00

Hydropower Preparation Support Facility: Plenary

Type: Plenary session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group

Properly planned hydropower projects can provide grid stability, energy storage and flexibility for balancing more variable renewable energy sources.

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11 May
14:30 - 16:00

Climate bonds for hydropower

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: Climate Bonds Initiative

Climate bonds and green bonds are examples of the emerging instruments for project finance and investment in the energy sector that could be used for hydropower.

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11 May
16:30 - 18:00

Commitments for better hydro

Type: Plenary session

The World Hydropower Congress is above all a catalyst for action. In this closing session, the panellists will review the initiatives and commitments that will have been presented during the congress, and share the priorities for action that have... (Read more)