Delivering Sustainable Energy in a Changing Climate

Tuesday, April 4th: 15:00 - 16:00 - Mezzanine

HOST: UNDP


Energy is central to economic development, social progress, and environmental sustainability. Progress towards many of the SDGs including poverty eradication, better health and education, women empowerment, clean water, and food security depend on the energy goal. Achieving climate targets as outlined in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will also remain unmet without energy sector transformation. Advancing these intertwined energy, climate, and development goals requires innovative business models and unlocking finance, integrated approaches and strong partnerships. This session brings together different stakeholders including policy makers, financiers, and the private sector to highlight key challenges and opportunities in advancing SDG7 and the NDCs.


MODERATOR:
Jo Scheuer Director for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction UNDP
SPEAKERS:
Soma Dutta Programme Coordinator ENERGIA
Thomas Duveau Head of Business Development Mobisol
Hans Olav Ibrekk Policy Director, Section for Energy Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator African Development Bank
Karabo Tlhoeli Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Meteorology Lesotho