Can local green energy meet global demand?

When:  Sep 9, 2021 from 13:00 to 14:30 (GMT)
Associated with  Open Forum

This event will start at 1pm (UK time)

Renewable energy is a critical part of the solution to transition away from fossil fuels and decarbonise economies in response to the climate emergency. In low- and middle-income countries, it could also provide a means to improve access to electricity for all, to sustainably meet future demand.

Decentralised renewable energy – small-scale, local, off-grid energy generation and distribution – has the power to make electricity accessible to low-income communities, particularly in rural areas. For many, reliable access to electricity, perhaps for the first time, will make a real difference to livelihoods, education and wellbeing.

Different sources and forms of renewable energy require different approaches in terms of who develops, delivers and maintains them. This panel discussion will review key opportunities and challenges to the reach of decentralised renewable energy, drawing on experiences in different parts of the world.

We'll be joined by:

Thomas Pullenkav, Expert – Global Platform of Action on Renewables, Climate Action Network-International (CAN)

Dr Vijeta Rattani, Technical Expert, Climate Change Group, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Dr Daniel Chavez, Fellow and Senior Project Officer, Transnational Institute (TNI)

Photo: "Bringing clean energy to rural India" by Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0



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