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Delivering energy for all by 2030

Date
Time (GMT +00) 10:45 15:30
Hero image description: A women's group in Isiolo, Kenya, celebrating their solar panels Image credit:CAFOD/Annie Bungeroth Image license:@ CAFOD

Session 1 - Beyond coal: scaling up clean energy to fight poverty

 

Contributing chair

Ilmi Granoff @TheIlmatic – Research Associate, ODI

Speakers

Srinivas Krishnaswami - Chief Executive Officer, Vasudha Foundation

Alison Doig @AlisonDoig - Principal Climate Change Advisor, Christian Aid

Sarah Wykes - Lead Analyst for Climate and Energy, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) 

Johanna Rocha – Head of the Legal Department, Tierra Digna

 

Session 2 - US-UK support for ending energy poverty in Africa by 2030

 

Contributing chair

Dan Kammen @Dan_Kammen - Science Envoy for U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Keynote speaker

Lord Barker of Battle - Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2010-2014

Speakers

Yacob Mulugetta - Professor of Energy and Development Policy, University College London; advisor to the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative

Benson Ireri - Senior Advocacy and Policy Officer, Christian Aid

Clare Shakya @ClareShakya - Director of Climate Change, International Institute for Environment and Development

Discussants

Andrew Scott - Research Fellow, ODI

Sarah Wykes - Lead Analyst on Climate and Energy, CAFOD

Description

The Paris Agreement in December 2015 sent a clear signal that the world needs to shift to sustainable and efficient energy systems to prevent dangerous climate change, and that this energy transition needs to benefit the poorest. Additionally, the Sustainable Development Goals recognise that tacking climate change is crucial to poverty reduction.

This event explores what challenges and opportunities there are for delivering the clean energy needed to eradicate poverty by 2030 in two sessions. In Beyond coal: scaling up clean energy to fight poverty, discussion focuses on a new paper that outlines why moving beyond further expansion of coal power and accerlerating the transition to clean energy is critical to eradicating global poverty. In US-UK support for ending energy poverty in Africa by 2030, the panel explores the investment gap in energy access and the role of public finance and other support - particularly from the USA and UK - in closing it, enabling African countries to eradicate energy poverty. 

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