Renewable Energy has the potential to enable a just societal and energy transition and can foster sustainable development in the Global South. Upscaling Renewable Energy solutions on all levels and in all sectors is necessary to improve energy access and eradicate energy poverty, strengthen local economies and resilient societies.
Co-organised by the Global Renewables Congress and the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), this meeting will focus on discussing the conditions necessary to realise a successful and effective transformation of the energy system towards renewable energy in the Global South.
Representatives of civil society, climate-vulnerable countries, business as well as parliament involved in climate action and upscaling renewable energy will share their insights and discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities of a just energy transition in the Global South.
The #DBUdigital Online Salon will take place virtually on March 22nd, 2022, from 01.00 pm – 2.30 pm CET / (12.00 pm – 1.30 pm GMT) and is jointly organised by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU) and the Global Renewables Congress (GRC).
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Welcome – Mr Alexander Bonde, Secretary-General of the German Federal Environmental Foundation
Opening Statement – Hon Bärbel Höhn, Chair of the Global Renewables Congress
Keynotes & Discussion on the role of Renewable Energy and a Just Energy Transition
Aspects of Global Justice and the role of civil society – Dr Joachim Fünfgelt, Head of Division Economy and Sustainability, Bread for the World
The Climate Prosperity Agenda of climate-vulnerable countries – Ms Sara Jane Ahmed, Finance Advisor to the Vulnerable Group of Twenty (V20) Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF)
Parliamentary Climate Action and the role of legislators –Hon Paola Vega, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica and Member of the GRC
The Entrepreneurial perspective and the role of innovators in driving energy access – Ms Catherine Adelmann, Founder and General Manager of Fosera
Moderation: Mr Stefan Schurig, Strategic Advisor to the Global Renewables Congress
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