Renewables and Fossil Fuel Phase-out – Opportunities, Shortcomings, Regulatory and Legislative Next Steps

The Global Renewables Congress (GRC) and the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) are pleased to announce our first joint virtual policy dialogue on “Renewables and Fossil Fuel Phase-out – Opportunities, Shortcomings, Regulatory and Legislative Next Steps”, on 24th March 2021, 10 am GMT.

With H.E. Loren Legarda, Deputy Speaker of the Philippines, CVF Ambassador for Parliaments and Member of the GRC, presenting the high-level keynote address, this event provides a space of exchange among MPs, experts and CSOs on how to influence good policymaking in post-COVID times. GRC Chair Bärbel Höhn will be sharing her inside view on her work as a member of the German Parliament, where she chaired the Committee on Environmental and Climate, and as an Environmental Minister in the coal-state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Based on the findings of the GRC’s recently published series of analyses on the role of renewables in the post-COVID recovery of nine Asian and European countries and the EU as well as the Climate Prosperity Plans (CPP) of CVF and Vulnerable Group of Twenty (V20) countries, this webinar aims at discussing the necessity of countries’ energy sectors to phase-out of fossil fuels. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by a clean and renewable energy transition as well as the required next steps of building the regulatory and policy framework to safeguard a welcoming environment for a future that is sustainable, resilient and inclusive.

The aim of CPP’s – as country-led strategic investment plans putting socio-economic outcomes first – is to go beyond simply coping with the adverse impacts of climate change and rather transform national social and economic systems, for each country to prosper and simultaneously become resilient to the adverse impacts of climate change and enter a zero or low carbon development pathway. Climate Prosperity Plans are purpose-built to expand finance mobilization across a range of sources for CVF/V20 infrastructure and economic programmes, including to safeguard SDG progress to 2030 and macroeconomic stability.

Combining COVID19 recovery efforts with strong measures towards climate action, resilience and sustainable development is key to avoid even more dire consequences of dangerous, man-made climate change, to fast-track the energy transition as the basis of almost all economic prosperity and to leave no one behind. This event seeks to highlight best practices and unveil the important role renewables have to play in both COVID recovery and climate action.

Please find the report of this event here.


March 24, 2021


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First joint virtual policy dialogue of the GRC and the CVF!