UNFCCC Side Event: Energy [R]evolution

 

Bonn: An energy revolution is needed to phase out coal and nukes in a just transition to 100% renewable energy by mid-century. At the UNFCCC conference in Bonn, we presented policy solutions that have proven successful across the world in enabling this transition. Other speakers included Kyle Ash, Greenpeace US as well as representatives from WWF.

AREA Conference

 

Cairo: The World Future Council partnered the AREA Conference “Towards 100% Renewables and Sustainable Communities for Africa”. WFC Policy Officer Anna Leidreiter was part of the International Organizing Committee and presented the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign.>>

World Urban Forum

Medellin: The World Urban Forum is the world’s biggest gathering of cities. In the context of this year’s Forum in Colombia, the World Future Council organized a networking event on regenerative urban development. >>

Parliamentary Hearing

Brussels: The World Future Council hosted a Parliamentary Hearing in the EU Parliament on “Building Political Will for 100 % Renewable Energy in the European Union”. The gathering brought together policy makers to provide them with concrete tools to accelerate the implementation of 100% renewable energy. Read more about the results on our blog.

European politicians across party lines call for 100% target for renewable energy

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Brussels, 21 March 2014: A group of some 50 European policy makers across party lines has called upon the European Commission to drastically increase the targets for renewable energy in the context of this week’s decision to set climate and energy targets for 2030.

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Three years after Fukushima: 100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will

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Hamburg, 11th March, 2014 – Three years after the Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear disaster, the Global100RE Ambassadors are highlighting the need to refrain from using hazardous nuclear and fossil energy sources and instead shift towards 100% renewable energy. Ambassadors of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, Hans-Josef Fell, Jeremy Leggett, and Ulrich Kelber call on policy makers around the world to take action as transitioning towards fossil-free societies is a matter of political will. If human beings are to preserve modernity and planetary habitability, we must soon shift to 100% renewable energy in all sectors.

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Regional renewable energy workshop

Nairobi: East African energy stakeholders were invited to this intensive policy workshop on how to unlock Africa’s untapped renewable energies potential, which was jointly organized by the WFC and Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Kenya.

ISEP Community Power Conference

Fukushima: Stefan Schurig, Director Climate and Energy, participated in the 3rd Community Power Conference in Fukushima, organised by the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP). The conference aimed to create a unified forum for those people working on community based renewable energy projects and to accelerate further development through discussion and knowledge exchange.

Stefan Schurig was invited to give the opening keynote speech on the “Realization of a 100% Renewable Energy Society”.

Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

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Tokyo, 31st January 2014: Local governments across Japan are seeking to supply their regions with 100% renewable energy, three years after the major earthquake which resulted in a nuclear disaster. At the Community Power Conference in Fukushima, the Founding Partners of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign welcome the decision of Fukushima prefecture to be entirely energy self-sufficient by 2040 using only renewable sources. Among them are the Japan-based Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), World Future Council (WFC), World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the coordinating organization of the German 100% Renewable Energy region network deENet.

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